[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 55473] [GTK] Add support for about: protocol handlers

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Wed Mar 2 02:17:24 PST 2011


--- Comment #9 from Sergio Villar Senin <svillar at igalia.com>  2011-03-02 02:17:24 PST ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> (From update of attachment 84235 [details])
> This isn't really a good idea.  That about scheme is super magical.  Putting non-empty documents in the about scheme doesn't really work.

Just for the sake of knowing a bit more about WebCore guts, what is special about the "about:" protocol? What kind of tricky stuff does it?

> The about:blah URLs in Chrome are handled by the embedder.  Typically, they're either translated to a data URL for WebKit or to another internal URL in the "chrome" scheme.

Ok, I'll follow that approach then. Thanks for reviewing.

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