[whatwg] Proposal to extend registerProtocolHandler

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Sun Jul 3 13:01:17 PDT 2011

Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> schrieb am Sun, 3 Jul 2011 12:24:17

> On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 12:11 AM, timeless <timeless at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It isn't ok to say "You can't do X unless you make Y your default
> > Z."
> >
> I would prefer to solve this if it actually becomes a problem.

Without breaking sites using it properly? That may (or may not) be hard.

> Right now sites are actually much _more_ annoying without this
> feature as they just blindly ask you to make them your protocol
> handler every time.

Can UAs not be expected to handle this properly, like they do with
repeated alerts?

> I think we should solve real usage problems
> today in preference to leaving them unsolved for fear of a
> hypothetical later problem that we could easily solve down the road.

Define “easily”. Lie to the page if it is annoying?

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann

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