I have a sidebar page authored in html. If I try to register it or put it manually in the panels.rdf file using a file:// url, it will never load. It works just fine if I server it via a web server. Instead, it just hangs there for a while and eventually comes back with a lame error message. Without this, I can't build my own mini-sidebars for my favorite sites and store them in my file system. I shouldn't have to save them to a web server.
Reporter: Do you use file:// or file:/// ? Which build do you use ? Do you see errors in the JS Console ?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 113994 ***
It was milestone .9.7. When I searched for bugs, I only searched in the sidepanel component. Sorry for the dupe.