New handling for URI scheme handlers

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Mon Dec 2 00:40:12 PST 2013

Le Lun 2 décembre 2013 00:59, David Faure a écrit :

> (same with any other content application that can handle HTTP urls on its
> own;
> same with other schemes that apps might support, like FTP).

Having managed a very large proxy configuration for some years (150k+
users, high-availability) I can tell you that pretty much any application
that pretends talking http lies, and only full browsers implement (mostly)
the complete http spec (including error handling)

So giving any http link to anything but a browser is a recipe for multiple
crashes and errors as soon as your network conditions become non-trivial.

Nicolas Mailhot

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