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Re: fb: URIs?

From: Claus Färber <gmane2010@cfaerber.name>
Date: 24 Feb 2010 13:37:00 +0100
To: uri@w3.org
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Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu> schrieb/wrote:
> would it help at all to have X-... uri schemes that analogous to other
> named things on the internet by definition always would be local and
> context-specific? at least, somebody like facebook then could, if they
> wanted to, choose X-fb://... URIs and it would be clear that those
> were URIs which should be handled with care and in a certain
> context... it would be similar to tag:fb://... , which in an ideal
> world probably is what facebook should have done in the first place...

Unfortunately, tag:fb://... (make that tag:fb:...) would not work with
existing APIs. Many operating systems have a mechanism to select the
application based on the URI scheme but not on sub-scheme, authority or
whatever follows the first colon.

Claus
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 12:52:34 UTC

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