[whatwg] Registering protocol handlers

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Apr 24 17:18:20 PDT 2006

On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, Peter Hall wrote:
> >
> > 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.)
> Perhaps a developer at Flickr made a typo...?

Sure, but in that case a simple redirect would work fine. It would be 
better to do that than to require users to unregister one handler and 
register another, especially given the number of prompts, etc, that would 
probably be involved.

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