Safelist distributed web schemes for registerProtocolHandler()

Extend the list of URL schemes that can be overridden via registerProtocolHandler() to include "cabal", "dat", "did", "dweb", "ethereum", "hyper", "ipfs", "ipns", and "ssb".

Motivation

Extending the list to include decentralized web protocols allows resolution of links to generic entities independently of the website or gateway that’s providing access to it.

Documentation

Specification

Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Blink>HTML>CustomHandlers


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 86
  • Chrome for Android release 86

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

Owner

Comments

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Last updated on 2020-10-19