[whatwg] Registering protocol handlers

Ben Goodger ben at mozilla.org
Mon Apr 24 15:01:12 PDT 2006

On 4/24/06, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> I don't know, would it? I don't see the use case. Why would, e.g., Flickr,
> ever unregister itself as an image/x-flickr handler? (The only theoretical
> case I can see, namely the site changing its server location, seems like a
> bad reason -- you should always support the old location, good URIs don't
> change.)

Also, if you supported this, you'd probably also want some other
function to test to see whether or not the site had already been
registered, to show the right UI for the right circumstances. You'd
also have to implement some kind of same site checking to prevent
other sites from roguely removing handlers for other sites.


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