IEBlog

Windows Internet Explorer Engineering Team Blog

July, 2007

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    Enriching the Web Safely: How to Create Application Protocol Handlers

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    Over the past few days, we’ve gotten several questions from customers about how you can invoke third-party applications on Windows by specially-crafted URLs that invoke Application URL protocol handlers (Firefox’s “firefoxurl:” has been the most discussed example). I wanted to provide some additional context on the issue and clarify IE’s design. Custom URL handlers enable third party applications (such as streaming media players and internet telephony applications) to directly launch from within...
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