STEPS: while running: http://www.mozilla.org/quality/networking/testing/coretests.html click on about: No result. Probably like the other URL handlers, not implemented.
note that "about:blank" and "about:plugins" work though.
Maybe we're just missing some HTML resource? But we probably don't want to show that. Perhaps hack it to show the About window?
about:cache and about:mozilla also work.
Summary: about: URL handler seems to be missing → about: does nothing
about:config barfs, because it tries to show a XUL outliner. We (i.e. mozilla) really need to get a grip on all the ways there are of showing XUL in the content area, and eliminate them.
if/when this is fixed, could about: show both the build id, as well as the gecko version?
QA Contact: winnie → sairuh
WORKAROUND: use "Navigator | About Navigator"
Re: Comment #2 From Simon Fraser 2002-07-23 23:11 > Perhaps hack it to show the About window? That would be my suggestion, as long as it's possible. Re: Comment #4 From Simon Fraser 2002-07-23 23:16 > about:config barfs, because it tries to show a XUL outliner. > > We (i.e. mozilla) really need to get a grip on all the ways there are of > showing XUL in the content area, and eliminate them. How difficult would it be to create a NSOutliner(?) that does the same for about:config? about:config is a nice tool... Re: Comment #6 From firstname.lastname@example.org 2002-11-06 11:02 > WORKAROUND: > use "Navigator | About Navigator" Gecko version and build id aren't always the same, so maybe we should have "2002111213 (Gecko: 20021112)" in that about window instead. I would prefer the id's to have dashes (like 2002-11-12-13), btw.
I've filed bug 209070 (without knowing this existed) on about:config "barfing". It would see to me that morphing this into a tracking bug and filing distinct bugs on any other about:strings that still don't work properly might help clear what work is really needed here. Either that or chaging this bug's summary to reflect what work is left.
file a separate tracking bug. I'm the reporter, I have to get bugmail on this bug for life. I test this, so I only care about this part working.
Summary: about: does nothing → "about:" does not display about page
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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