Support an application's own URL scheme from both the application and any web browser
I would like my cross-platform application (Windows, Linux and OS X) to support its own URL scheme (e.g. myapp://some.stuff/). Indeed, I have some HTML documentation which my users can access from both my application's website as well as from the application itself (using QtHelp and a QWebView widget). So, what I would like is that if I have a link, in my HTML documentation, which points to something like myapp://some.stuff/, then my application would handle that URL, no matter whether that link is opened from my application or some web browser.
It's called URL Protocol Handler.
For windows it is easy done with the registry entry:
You can also register URL Handlers under Gnome & KDE, have no idea about Mac.
Thanks AcerExtensa. I have since found out a bit more about what I am after (e.g. see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol) and indeed it's dead easy on Windows, while there doesn't seem to be a simple solution as such on Linux and OS X.
There is no support in Qt for these things, but it seems that it is possible to register your own URLs or use the tag: url scheme for things like these. However, that is not Qt related.