[LibX] handle / doi recognition

Godmar Back godmar at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 08:20:33 PST 2009


Their extension doesn't work for me (fails with "handleExtension"
undefined and an error about a security policy missing), so I can't
test what it does.

What does it do?

For instance, if I put a <a href="doi:10.1000/xxx"> in a page, what
happens if the user clicks on it?

If I put a <img src="doi:10.10000/xxx"> in a page, what happens?

What handles do they handle (if you pardon the pun), and how do they
handle them?

 - Godmar

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 8:17 AM, Enrico Silterra <es287 at cornell.edu> wrote:
> Hi!
> there is now a firefox extension for recognizing
> handles, resolving them directly, and actually treating the handle as the
> address of the target page -- not the target URL.
> http://www.handle.net/hs-tools/extensions/firefox_hdlclient.html
>
> Any chance this could be incorporated in some way into libx?
> just my .02 yoctocents,
>
> Thanks!
>
> Rick
>
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