[whatwg] Meta "bugreport" proposal

Nicolas Froidure froidure_nicolas at yahoo.fr
Wed Oct 31 02:21:43 PDT 2012


     I think we need a specification to allow users to report websites 
bugs from their browser. That's why i think it could be usefull to add a 
meta markup like this :
<meta name="bugreport" content="(uri)" />

The uri could be :
- mailto: to send a report by mail (ex: mailto:webmaster at example.org)
- http: to send the bug report a a simple HTTP POST request (ex: 
- bug: something more customizable to allow webmasters to fit bug 
reports with their systems (ex: 
bug:http?uri=/bug.dat&method=POST&captcha=/captcha.jpg )
- etc (ws:, irc: ...)

In order to test this i just made a Chrome extension illustrating how 
browsers could handle this meta markup : 

The code is there : https://github.com/nfroidure/BugMeBack

Are you interested in that kind of approach for bug reporting ?

Have a nice day

Nicolas Froidure. @nfroidure

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