[whatwg] Proposal to extend registerProtocolHandler

Michael Davidson mpd at google.com
Sun Jul 3 14:40:53 PDT 2011

Has anyone seen a site that refuses to work unless notifications are active?
I suggest that we follow the notification model since it seems to work well
for both site authors and users.

I imagine that if sites force users to accept notifications or protocol
handlers, those sites won't have many users for long.

If it does become a problem in practice (which I highly doubt), then yes,
having a UA that lies to the site would be one solution. It would take about
five minutes to whip up a userscript that replaces calls to
registerProtocolHandler with a noop.


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