[jdev] Accessing the chat window from a web link

Hal Rottenberg halr9000 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 10:40:16 CDT 2005

> I tried the link href="im:suneesh.raman at domain.com" but it was not working .
> It is showing the message that the page cannot be desplayed .I got the reply
> from one of the forum that the client should register to handle xmpp: the
> same way AIM is registered to handle aim: . Any one can tell how this 

There are two parts:

1) Web browser must know what to do with the new "im" or "xmpp" protocol.
2) Your jabber client must be able to receive a message from the OS or
the browser.

I believe that AIM configures these two things itself upon install,
but only for the way that they do it.

As far as practical methods...

You can register the im or xmpp handler in Firefox like so:

I don't know if any jabber clients do #2 yet though.  There's been
much discussion of how to do it with Psi, but we have a somewhat
unique problem in that it's pretty difficult to do in a way that works
on all 3 platforms we support.

Psi webmaster (http://psi-im.org)
im:hal at jabber.rocks.cc

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