[whatwg] Request: Implementing a Geo Location URI Scheme

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Jun 5 05:12:16 PDT 2013

On 2013-06-05 14:00, Rodrigo Polo wrote:
> You are completely right, but in the tests I made on Chrome the "geo"
> URI handler can't be used with the "registerProtocolHandler" call,
> it throws a security error and the use of geo location URI it is not
> included as a "recommendation" or "good practice" when we talk about the
> markup, so it is not a technical thing, it is more an idea that could be
> included in further discussions between web browsers developers, map app
> developers and the users so everyone adopt the idea of having the geo
> URI scheme adopted as an standard, I'm quite sure this idea can help a
> lot of users and web developers to give a better user experience and it
> is more important that many other things, it will make the life of users
> a lot easier.
> ...

You don't *need* registerProtocolHandler to support "geo:". Just install 
an OS-level application that handles "geo:" and you are done.

That being said: I agree that "geo:" should be added to the white list 
so that browser-based handlers for "geo:" become possible.

Best regards, Julian

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