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1. set_protocol_handler

Protocol handlers are configured with set_protocol_handler. You can configure a protocol to be handled internally, externally, or to prompt for an external handler. The call form looks like this:

set_protocol_handler(protocol, handler);

1.1. protocol

The protocol being configured. In other words, the scheme portion of the url, with no colon.

1.2. handler

true
Handle the protocol internally. That is, have Gecko try to handle it.
null
Prompt for a handler when attempting to open a link of this protocol.
an nsIFile

Use the executable indicated by the nsIFile as a handler. You can get an nsIFile from make_file or find_file_in_path.

a string
The string is a template url for a web service for handling this protocol. The sequence "%s" in the string will be replaced by the url-encoded url of the resource.

2. Notes

This kind of protocol handler only affects what happens when clicking on (or following) a hyperlink. It has no effect on reloading, or any commands that cause an url to be loaded in a new buffer or window, such as command-line remoting or clicks-in-new-buffer.

3. Examples

set_protocol_handler("mailto", make_file("~/bin/handle-mailto"));

set_protocol_handler("mailto", find_file_in_path("thunderbird"));

set_protocol_handler("mailto", "https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s");

set_protocol_handler("magnet", find_file_in_path("transmission-gtk"));

Conkeror.org: ProtocolHandlers (last edited 2012-04-09 03:10:27 by scottjad)