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Office URI schemes support: "ms-access:" and "vnd.libreoffice.command:"?

asked 2017-03-22 04:42:54 +0200

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updated 2017-05-13 01:45:32 +0200

In the LO 5.3 release notes under:

Office URI Schemes support

1) Does the ms-access: URI make it so that Base is pointed to when a ms-access: URI is used in Windows?

2) What does "vnd" stand for in this description, and what is this for, and how is it used?

  • Also, a new custom Libreoffice-specific scheme is introduced:

    vnd.libreoffice.command:

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fixed URL which was broken

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-05-13 03:46:42 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-03-22 04:57:59 +0200

updated 2017-03-22 04:59:04 +0200

LibreOffice uses its usual type detection mechanism when parses an office URI. So, no special provisions are made to ensure the ms-access URI is open in Base. This might be reconsidered later.

vnd stands for vendor, this naming scheme was already used somewhere in LO when introduced some custom extension to some standards to ensure uniqueness and avoid ambiguity, so I was advised to stick to the convention. It "works" just like other Office URIs: asks LO to open inner URI, with additional arguments like "read-only"/"edit"/"new from template", so you can craft a hyperlink on your web page, and have means to tell LO how to treat it.

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Thanks. I'm still confused, but less so. I'm sure this will all become more clear as I study this more. Thanks again.

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-03-22 19:48:52 +0200 )edit

Feel free to ask. This feature is actually very simple.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-03-22 21:02:05 +0200 )edit

Is this documentation applicable to this?

EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-05-13 01:56:16 +0200 )edit

If you look into the release notes that you cite, you'll see that there is a link to the same documentation (though in a different MS site section).

We implement a subset of this (e.g., no ms-project; no support for default save directory).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-13 10:41:01 +0200 )edit
EasyTrieve gravatar imageEasyTrieve ( 2017-05-14 17:29:09 +0200 )edit
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