[whatwg] Meta "bugreport" proposal
froidure_nicolas at yahoo.fr
Thu Nov 1 10:39:47 PDT 2012
On 01/11/2012 07:30, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu wrote:
> I am not sure a new scheme is a good idea. For embedding data in a URL,
> you might consider something like
> but I am not an expert on this to say whether this is a good idea.
It seems better. I added this to issues on GitHub.
> I am not familiar Chrome extension API and what
> chrome.extension.sendRequest does, but if it does send an email when
> @href is a mailto: URL, you might want to either:
> 1. Discuss with whoever creates the entry for rel=webmaster in  to
> see if either rel=webmaster can be dropped or rel=bugreport can be
> merged into it.
> 2. Extract mailto: URL from rel=webmaster too and treat it as if it is
Unfortunately, the mailto protocol doesn't accept more than 1048
characters. It's not enought to cover console messages and the
screenshot provided as a dataUri. It could be done by creating an
internet resource and then providing a link via the mailto protocol, but
i'm not able to host that content myself.
In the other hand it could be a good way for browser vendors to have
tracability on bug reports done with their browser in order to know the
main issues encountered by their users. I know opera currently have
quality programs to retrieve bugs and contact webmasters manually.
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