[whatwg] Blacklist for regsiterProtocolHandler()

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Apr 19 11:45:02 PDT 2011

On 2011-04-19 20:29, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Lachlan Hunt<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au>  wrote:
>> I'm also curious how we could handle ISBN URNs, like:
>>   urn:isbn:0-395-36341-1
>> That would be useful to have a web service that could look up the ISBN and
>> direct users to information about the book, or to an online store.
>> As currently specified, services have to register a handler for "urn", even
>> if they only handle ISBN URNs.  The other alternative would be to mint a new
>> web+isbn scheme, which seems suboptimal.
> Presumably we can specifically whitelist "urn:isbn" as a scheme to
> support (and adjust the algorithm sufficiently to make this do what's
> intended)?  Are there other nested urn: schemes that we could expose?
> If so, we could just make the whole class of "urn:*" protocols
> available.


Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software

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