Akin to my proposal for centralized font retrieval (Bug 512619), I think it would be ideal to also have the ability to query a central server for extensions (e.g., those hosted at AMO with a special install.rdf field or the like) to find out other extensions which could support the protocol/URN
Valid enhancement request, nonstandard attribute (though I agree potentially interesting), confirming and moving.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → DOM: Core & HTML
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows Vista → All
QA Contact: general → general
Hardware: x86 → All
The extension at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/162154/ has now been approved by the review team. I might add that this idea could be greatly enhanced if there could be a central database to check for applications or extensions which supported a given URN/protocol.
I think we should WONTFIX this. Making something as fundamental as linking dependent on browser-specific extensions seems like a terrible idea. (And URNs have flopped anyway.)
With a fallback, what is the harm in this? Custom protocols are already possible, but this will allow a regular fallback...
Please see Comment 3 as the point is that it WON'T be dependent on browser-specific extensions or custom website extensions. It can fall-back to a normal website...
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1472046 Move all DOM bugs that haven't been updated in more than 3 years and has no one currently assigned to P5. If you have questions, please contact :mdaly.
Priority: -- → P5
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.