[Project_owners] new protocol

Alex Vincent ajvincent at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 14:50:19 EST 2006

I've done it before.  I wrote a virtual:// protocol handler in
JavaScript, to pull in files from a "virtual file service" (basically,
a JavaScript object map with file contents & content-types).  I found
out it didn't work, due to a known bug with JavaScript-based protocol

So it can be done, but you'd be better off doing it in C++.

On 2/2/06, Adam Judson <adamsplugins at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not sure if I'm using the right terminology here, but has anyone
> created a new protocol
> handler?
> Basically I want to be able to add a link to a web page in the form:
> photomap://51.00x-1.35 and have it call my extension passing the right
> hand side.
> Pointers to example code would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Adam
> - the new extension (http://photomap.mozdev.org) is ready for beta
> testing, it might
> be worth a look (google maps, flickr, ajax etc.)
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-- Alexander J. Vincent, June 30, 2001

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