[OSM-dev] User preference for editor

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Fri May 1 13:22:50 BST 2009

2009/5/1 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
> Hi,
> Thomas Wood wrote:
>> Others have stated before that the mime type option is really the only
>> sane one for this sort of thing, rather than the awful localhost URIs
>> the the JOSM remote control uses presently.
> Call me biased but I find a certain elegance in the way these "awful
> localhost URIs" do not require any configuration. You do not have to
> register JOSM as an application for a certain MIME type; you do not have
> to fiddle with your browser configuration to install a helper
> application; just fire up JOSM and it works.
> Granted, the localhost URIs fail miserably if you do not have JOSM
> running already. If it were'nt for the same-origin policy one could at
> least call them using XMLHttpRequest and present a popup on error...
> (I'd love to be able to write: "You can carry JOSM with you on an USB
> stick and run it in an Internet cafe with no privileges on the machine",
> but unfortunately we still lack a "--my-home-directory-is-on-the-stick"
> option.)

Over eager firewall's permitting of course.


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