[webkit-qt] How to register an application as a specific url schema handler in QtWebKit

Benjamin Poulain benjamin.poulain at nokia.com
Wed Apr 28 04:49:35 PDT 2010


ext colin121 wrote:
> Does anybody know how to register an application as your custom protocol 
> handler in WebKit/QtWebKit/arora?
> Please let me know if there is an easy one, really appreciate your work.
> I'm considering using QtWebkit in an embed device to demonstrate my own 
> web page.
> In my page, I have some links which have specific shema, like: 
> custom://abc.com/xxx.
> when users click such link, I want to launch a local application to 
> handle this url.
> I know in Windows, browsers usually read these configures from registry. 
> So how about the implementation of WebKit in Linux?
> implementing PolicyDecisions ?  
> http://diotavelli.net/PyQtWiki/Adding%20the%20Gopher%20Protocol%20to%20QtWebKit
> Netscape-Style Plug-ins£¿
> WebKit¨CBased Plug-ins£¿ 
> any suggestions would be usable :-) 

In Arora, have a look at
webpage.cpp->WebPage::acceptNavigationRequest(). You can also use

To open an url with the default application register on the platform,
you can use QDesktopServices::openUrl().


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