How to create a custom Java protocol handler?
April 3, 2008 4:36 AM Subscribe
Is there an easy (no programming!) way to create a custom protocol handler for Java on XP?
posted by worldshift to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm using the Java-based mindmapping application FreeMind, and I want to create hyperlinks within it to notes in EverNote. EverNote supplies links to notes that can be used in other applications, but when I click on one of these links in FreeMind, I get the following Java error message: This URL is malformed! java.net.MalformedURLException: unknown protocol: evernote
I've spent a lot of time Googling "protocol handler", and it seems as if there should be some way to simply register a custom protocol handler for an application like EverNote - but I can't find instructions to do this non-programmatically anywhere.
Ideally I could simply edit a Java registry somewhere, and add a custom protocol handler for EverNote that would point to the EverNote executable.
Can anyone help me with this?