[Bitcoin-development] BIP21 bitcoin URIs and HTML5

Mike Hearn mike at plan99.net
Thu May 2 12:53:38 UTC 2013

Chrome has whitelisted bitcoin: URIs for web apps, and Firefox it turns out
doesn't use whitelisting at all, so it already works there.


I'm hoping this means web wallet developers won't be put off from
supporting the payment protocol (that risk is the reason I started this

The next step is to file bugs against WebKit (for Safari/iOS/misc other
platforms), and IE, though I don't know if Microsoft uses open bug trackers

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 7:51 AM, Gavin Andresen <gavinandresen at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Ian pointed out some errors in the BIP21 spec. What's the process for
> >> amending the BIP? Do we need to create a new one and mark the old one as
> >> replaced, or can we just fix it in place given the relatively exotic
> nature
> >> of most of the issues?
> > Those all sound like bugs in the BIP; I think they should just be fixed,
> I
> > don't think we need a new BIP.
> Yup.  Corrections are fine, esp ones which are not gratuitously
> incompatible.
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