Feature Request: Show Link destination on hover in Firefox Android

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1232338

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Firefox for Android
General
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1232338
2 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: janm.l, Unassigned)

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:39.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/39.0
Build ID: 20150630154324
Firefox for Android

Steps to reproduce:

Firefox Android you cannot get info about the destination of links having an anchor text unless there is no "on mouse over event implemented". This is for security reasons not very appreciated.


Actual results:

You follow links that you did not want to, because you got scammed by the anchor text


Expected results:

in fact, there is an on mouse over also in smart phones. This is due the the fact, that most smartphone displays also can be controlled by a touch pen. There is pressing strong and hovering available, I am sure. Also with the finger you can hover items in mobile devices. So, why there is no way to display link targets somewhere like in a status bar?

Comment 1

2 years ago
(In reply to janm.l from comment #0)
> Firefox Android you cannot get info about the destination of links having an
> anchor text unless there is no "on mouse over event implemented". This is
> for security reasons not very appreciated.

With JS there are already plenty of ways the page can circumvent this. Google's search results used to do this, for instance, showing you the destination page, but when you click the link they first redirected you through a separate page in order to get analytics out of that click. I think now they use beacons to accomplish the analytics portion, but the technique still works and could be used maliciously.

In other words, the destination indicator is not actually that helpful for security purposes.
Component: General → General
Product: Firefox → Firefox for Android
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1232338
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