Re: HTML5 proposes introduction of new family of URI schemes

On 2012-01-24 03:10, Jonathan A Rees wrote:
> I was wondering - is the registered handler supposed to work with all
> applications, or just web browsers? For example, mail readers, PDF
> viewers, document and spreadsheet composers - anything that exposes
> actionable hyperlinks. If so then this is really an OS-level feature
> and I wonder what it's doing in an HTML specification. (Especially
> since browsers aren't the only containers for Javascript... right?)
> What's the intended mechanism - the OS looks at the browser
> configuration, or vice versa, or it doesn't matter? If not then why
> not? Can general users tell the difference between a browser and the
> rest of their application software suite?
> I also note that this is an awful lot like HTTP proxy server
> configuration and "parental controls", both of which interfere with
> URI handling. Maybe there useful analogies to the configuration and
> security experience in those areas.
> Jonathan

To make this work as expected, the browser will need to be registered 
OS-wide as handler for the URI scheme. It then can "proxy" the request 
to the registered web page.

Best regards, Julian

Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 08:50:24 UTC