[whatwg] status of html5 Custom scheme and content handlers?
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 5 03:49:42 PDT 2009
On Fri, 18 Sep 2009, brg wrote:
> RE: 6.8.2
> status of html5 Custom scheme and content handlers?
> I ask because I am interesting in providing an implementation, and am
> wondering if it is stable enough to start. It is currently marked as a
> Working Draft, although I can not find any discussion since late spring,
It's been implemented and shipped in Firefox for some time. I don't know
how stable it is, though. There have been some suggestions that we should
use a different design altogether, though nobody has really suggested
anything better yet.
Things get more stable the more implementations we have, though.
> It reads as if the spec is fairly complete to provide an experimental
> implementation, but perhaps could use a list of forbidden schemes
> (eg.http, https, file).
I didn't want to give an explicit list, because each browser might have a
different set of special schemes, and I didn't want to mislead
implementors into not thinking about this carefully.
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