[SailfishDevel] x-maemo-urischeme problems

Vesa-Matti Hartikainen vesa-matti.hartikainen at jolla.com
Mon Jan 13 09:10:04 UTC 2014

On 01/10/2014 08:02 PM, Andreas Storbjörk wrote:
> I've been trying to register a uri scheme handler, something like 
> "myapp://xxxxx", so that when Sailfish browser tries to open such an 
> url, it would open my app and pass the url as argument. But so far 
> I've had very little success.. it seems to work if I use the 
> "lca-tool" command to verify it but nothing happens in Sailfish 
> browser when visiting such an url. It just tells me "myapp is not a 
> registered protocol". I can find my handler in 
> /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache and it looks ok.
> Is there something besides editing the .desktop file and running 
> "update-desktop-database" that I still need todo to make it work?

  You can make a protocol handler and use it between applications in 
Sailfish OS and that is what you have. However, Gecko only maps specific 
predefined protocols to ones available in system. See:

Writing a similar protocol handler for Gecko and installing it from your 
package might be technically possible, but might not be accepted to harbour.

Vesa-Matti Hartikainen
Jolla Oy
p. +358 50 487 6067

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