This knowledge base article documents the URL scheme that is recognized by Textual for creating new connections.
<scheme> can be “irc” or “ircs” — SSL/TLS is enabled if <scheme> is “ircs”
<address> can be a fully qualified domain name, an IPv4 address, or an IPv6 address.
<port> is any whole number between 1 and 65,535. 6667 is used as the default if <port> is not specified.
[#channel] is a list of up to five (5) channels, each separated by a comma, that are added to the new connection.
A connection that is created by clicking a URL does not automatically connect when added. This is done to protect the identity of the user. If the user has their browser configured to a connect through a proxy, but not Textual, then having the user click on a link could lead to their IP address being leaked before they have a chance to stop it.
irc://irc.example.com irc://irc.example.com:6667 irc://irc.example.com/#channel - Connect to #channel irc://127.0.0.1/ irc://127.0.0.1:6667 irc;//127.0.0.1/#channel irc://[fda4:22f1:8d20::]/ irc://[fda4:22f1:8d20::]:6667 irc://[fda4:22f1:8d20::]/#channel ircs://irc.example.com:6697/#channel - Connect to #channel using SSL ircs://irc.example.com:6697/#channel1,#channel2 - Connect to #channel1 and #channel2 using SSL