[Bug 35641] gnome-open doesn't support data: urls
tristan at wibberley.org
Tue Mar 21 19:21:04 UTC 2006
Public bug report changed:
Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Thanks for your bug. Do you have any pointer to a specification
> describing "data:" has something owned by a web browser? Is that a
> standard URI form?
It is listed in STD1 (http://rfc.net/std1.html) as a proposed standard,
and it is defined in RFC2397 (http://rfc.sunsite.dk/rfc/rfc2397.html).
Ideally I think it should be handled by a simple switch program that
pops up and asks what to do with it - which could be configured to
always open in the browser, or always decode the file and reapply
gnome-open, or decode and reapply gnome-open for some mime types while
passing the url on for others.
But starting the web browser as a program that lets you do other stuff
with it is a reasonably sensible thing to do without needing major work
- that can be configured in gconf anyway.
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