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Subject: Re: IRC page on the web site
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-07-06


hi folks!
please read http://www.mozilla.org/projects/rt-messaging/chatzilla/irc-urls.html
perhaps, not many browsers support this - but since client programs can install a "handler"
for this - why being ignorant about this feature? such features need support to get "mainstream" ...
There even exists an internet draft regarding this: http://www.w3.org/Addressing/draft-mirashi-url-irc-01.txt
regards
roland

>It is anticipated that the irc: URL scheme would allow Web
>browsers to open a local dynamic "live content" page as
>demonstrated by the gateways (thus eliminating the need to go via a
>gateway). They may also choose to open a plugin IRC client. The
>choice is left to the individual irc: URL scheme implementor.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Bright" <Mark.Bright_at_btopenworld.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2003 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: IRC page on the web site

> On my XP machine :
> IE 6 (SP2) - The Page Cannot Be Displayed
> Mozilla 1.5a - irc is Not a Registered Protocol (Dialog Box)
> Opera 7.11 - The address type is unknown or unsupported (Dialog Box)
>
> So I would also ask "Out of curiosity, which browser DOES support IRC?", and
> add "is the reason for failure Platform Related, or missing Configuration?"
>
> Mark
>
> BlueChip wrote:
> || Yeah, I agree. Why do something that is only helpful for _some_ people?
> || There is just sooooo much work involved to add a link to a web page :(
> || ...and I, for one, don't have a web browser with IRC support!
> ||
> || ==
> || Sparks,
> ||
> || Out of curiosity, which browser DOES support IRC?
> || If it's a *nix thing, you'll get all the geeks on your side in seconds!
> || If it's a Windoze thing, I'd be interested to try it myself... Still
> || using Opera 6 here atm.
> ||
> || BC
> ||
> ||| Why add a link that will not work in all browsers?
> |||
> ||| Adi
> |||
> ||| Quoting Sparks <sparks_at_altphuk.co.uk>:
> |||
> |||| Would it be possible to add the following link to the IRC page?
> ||||
> |||| irc://irc.freenode.net/rockbox
> ||||
> |||| This would make connecting to the IRC server a lot quicker!
> ||||
> |||| Sparks...
>



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