Custom URL Handler (Scrivener Links outside of Scrivener)

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Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:58 pm Post

It would be nice to use Scrivener Links outside of Scrivener. What I envision is similar to the way that DevonThink provides custom URLs for the documents stored or indexed in it's databases. Sample code for registering a custom URL event handler and for grabbing custom URL contents is available at ... URLHandler. However, without knowing how Scrivener Links are handled internally (e.g., whether the data identifying the target of a Scrivener Link exists independently of the link or is created when the link is created), I couldn't say how easy (or difficult) this would be to implement.

I'm hoping for easy.

To get an idea of why this would be useful to me, please see: for an academic writer's use of custom URLs to create links between items in a PDF's Skim notes, a DevonThink database, and a personal MediWiki. I am looking to do some similar cross-linking between Scrivener, DevonThink, Skim, and BibDesk.

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Platform: Windows

Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:28 pm Post

Please remember that this feature should now be cross-platform. I think this can also be done on Windows, although I've never done anything like that myself. What about iOS?