[webkit-dev] Support "registerProtocolHandler" in WebKit2

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Thu May 21 19:38:02 PDT 2015

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 1:25 AM, Anders Carlsson <andersca at apple.com> wrote:
> Sam Weinig 2015-05-15 10:12:54 PDT:
>> Support for navigator.registerProtocolHandler/unregisterProtocolHandler is not something we want to support in WebKit2 at this time as we are not confident it is a good Web API. This might be a good conversation for webkit-dev.
> I agree with Sam.

So what else should web-based email or IRC clients or some such use to
integrate with sites that offer mailto and irc URLs? Especially for
email it seems like a worthwhile thing to solve. And that there's no
cross-browser way to do it in 2015 is somewhat of a shame.


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