By user12625760 on Sep 23, 2009
I've finally worked out how to drive purple-url-handler. Strictly John worked it out, so I will stand on his shoulders, but for some reason it would not work for me and I now know why and have a workaround.
First you need an XMPP URI on a web page. Some thing like:
will when clicked in a browser that has the right helper, something OpenSolaris has had for some time, will take your IM client to that room. However with pidgin that is only the case if that room is available in the first XMPP server listed in your list of accounts. So given that this room is on Sun's IM server with the list of accounts looking like this:
It will try and connect to the first XMPP server listed, which is google and hence fail. Changing the order to be:
and then logging in and out and now the link will work. You can drag and drip the entries in pidgin.