Re: fb: URIs?


Apparently, the 'fb:' pseudo-URI scheme has escaped seriously
into the visible user environment - the replacement of real 'http:'
URIs with equivalent (???) 'fb:' URIs described below by Thomas
is a spectacular bug.

- Ira

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 5:48 PM, Thomas Fruin <> wrote:
> On 16 feb 2010, at 22:39, Dan Brickley wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Daniel R. Tobias <> wrote:
>>> I just noticed that the iPhone Facebook app, when you enable its
>>> recently-added feature to sync your Facebook friends with your iPhone
>>> contacts, inserts URIs for each person of the form:
>>> fb://profile/771025267
> Unfortunately the FaceBook app doesn't just _insert_ these types of URI's. It also seems to _replace_ already existing URI's of the type with the new fb:// pseudo URI's.
> This means that due to iPhone/Mac syncing, all such URI's that I had manually added to my Mac's contacts have now been converted into fb:// strings, which are unfortunately not very useful on my computer :-( Hopefully this bug will be fixed.
> -- Thomas Fruin

Received on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:14:12 UTC