Whatever happened to URI Schemes?

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A few days ago, I ranted about how chat apps have poor support for URI schemes. By “Chat Apps”, I’m talking about the new wave of messengers – WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, Wire, and the like. What do I mean by “URI Scheme”? You’re probably familiar with: https://example.com The “scheme” is https – it tells the…

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What Time Is It?

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For a bit of light reading, I’ve been going through some of the documents published by Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq Inquiry. There are thousands of Telegrams, eGrams, Teleletters, and other miscellaneous communications. For those unfamiliar with the jargon, the inquiry have helpfully published a guide to reading the evidence. In it is this delightful titbit…

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I'm in an RFC!

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Friends, allow me to wallow in a little boasting! Four years ago, I made a modest proposal for a new HTTP Code to indicate censorship. A few days ago, RFC 7725: An HTTP Status Code to Report Legal Obstacles became an approved standard by the Internet Engineering Task Force. This allows a website, proxy, or…

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Hashtag Standards

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This is one of the longest and geekiest posts I’ve done. It’s a work in progress. All comments and abuse welcome. #hashtag – As long has there has been a way to search Tweets* people have been adding information to make the easy to find. The #hashtag syntax has become the standard for attaching a…

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