Re: Extensions Infrastructure Work

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM, Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 05:27:53PM -0400, Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
>> mime types, URL handlers, and thousands of other clever hacks don't
>> allow two-way communication. I want to have a button that says
>> "Enable" or "Disable" based on the current state of the Shell. None of
>> those hacks let me do this.
> Cannot have a hack using a URL handler?
> e.g. use javascript to retrieve a file from the URL handler? Just
> guessing here.

URL handlers allow programs to get passed a URL to open. They do not
say anything about the contents of the URL itself, and as such cannot
pass data back to the browser.

For instance, what would happen if JS tried to read from the URL at
"aim://AOL System Message"?

> --
> Regards,
> Olav


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