Mac: anchor with bogus href displays file listing instead of alert

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
17 years ago
16 years ago

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(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: ccarlen)

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17 years ago
not sure if this is the appropriate component, but i chatted w/sfraser who
suggested that this might belong to conrad. pls reassign as needed.

found using 2002.07.29.05 branch commercial bits on Mac 10.1.5 and 9.1. *not* a
problem on linux or win2k.

1. download the file at this link to your machine:
http://hopey.mcom.com/tests/security/buffer-overflow/a-value.html (this issue
depends on loading the file locally).

2. bring up the file picker to open a file (File > Open File, or cmd+O).

3. select the file you downloaded in step #1 and open it in the browser.

4. click on the link called "link".

expected: because the value for the href in this link is bogus, you should get
an alert dlg which says that the file cannot be found.

actual results: oddly, i get a file listing...which lists the contents of the
installation folder (even though the bogus URL is displayed in the URL bar).
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Comment 1

16 years ago
nominating (for buffy, at least).

still occurs with 2002.08.12.05-1.0 comm branch bits on mac os 9.1. (still
waiting for an appropriate os x build to test which is more recent.)
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 2

16 years ago
adt: nsbeta1-
Keywords: nsbeta1 → nsbeta1-

Comment 3

16 years ago
This behavior might have changed recently; please retest.
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Comment 4

16 years ago
tested with 2003.05.15.13 comm bits on 10.2.6. no longer get a file listing. i
don't get an alert, though, saying that the link is bogus. nothing happens when
i click the link now, except for the active link color appearing when clicked.

for the most part, this isn't a problem anymore.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Summary: Mac: anchor with bogus href displays file listing instead of alert → Mac: anchor with bogus href displays file listing instead of alert
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