[webkit-help] A question about add custom protocol (Ivan Chen)

Naiem Shaik naiem.shaik at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 23:08:07 PST 2011

Hi Ivan,
refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URI_scheme this will give you some


Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:43:41 +0800
> From: Ivan Chen <ivanchenhz at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [webkit-help] A question about add custom protocol
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> Hi,
> Guys
> I am curious about how the "mailto:ivanchenhz at gmail.com" thing works, how
> does browser know how to handle the mailto:XXX thing.
> I check the code in webcore/platform/kurl.cpp, found there is some logic
> used to parse the protocols like, maileto, file, http and so on.
> Can anyone give some material about how the whole thing be done. From user
> input "mailto:XXX" to the Mail application has been launched.
> And one more thing, is there any guide to add customized protocol like
>  input "ivanc:XXX" , then I can do something I want :)
> Thanks
> Ivan Chen
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