Aug2809Aug 28, 09

As the result of a quick reply on the Mozilla Labs Prism mailing list, I created a service that lets anyone bundle their own Prism .webapp files from just a URL and a name (optional).

The service is very simple, and it should work with both the Prism Firefox extension and the Prism standalone application. I should note here that I found out that the Prism Firefox extension does not work correctly, so for now everyone will just have to download the .webapp files and open them using the Prism desktop app [edit: turns out the desktop app is broken as well].

The format for the service is very simple. You call up with parameters for a URL and optionally a name:

Note that the parameters must be properly encoded, otherwise the webapp bundle will be corrupted.

About Jason Miller:

I am a JavaScript developer from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. When I am not typing green code onto a black screen, you might find me at the nearest coffee pub checking out the brew. I run a internet firm called developIT and maintain blogs and web apps when I can.
i'm just getting back in tune with prism.
i authored the prism bookmarklet (on-the-fly webapp refractor) back in 2007 when prism was first released.

i was frustrated once newer versions altered the ability to load .webapp files in the same way. they all instead loaded the prism generator window with info filled in. so only .app or .exe prism webapps would actually load and run the webapp and .webapp would only load the configuration tool. i lost interest and got busy with other projects since then.

looking into latest developments.

ping me to discuss further if interested.



I sent you an email regarding the Mac application package and the possibility of a prism:// URL protocol.

- Jason
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