We have an internal web page for employee use. There are serveral links that can be opened only if you are logged in to the LAN. The form of the link is as follows file:///f:/scu/manuals/index.htm This should open a second page, but does not. BTW Netscape 6.x and 7.x have the same problem. Netscape 4.x works as does IE. Strangely if I enter the link in the url manually, it does open the second page. The second page has several links using the same format and these work OK. We have an application that is web based called eCabinet from RIcoh that runs on FreeBSD. It has links that will not open using Mozilla or Netscape 6.x or 7.x but work fine with IE and Netscape 4.7
WFM with 2002111817/1.2/win2k. reporter (Denis): can you reproduce this bug with a recent build of mozilla (for example, 1.2)? if so, please comment again with details. if not, please resolve this bug as WORKSFORME. thanks.
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Is the URL of the page w/ the link http or https?
Denis: mozilla will not (by default) allow users to follow file:// URLs that are in pages that came from a network server (like http: or https:). Is this the case for you?
I have the same problem. I'm using a Java servlet to return HTML pages and one of them has local file links. If I open the page as an HTML file, the links work, but if the page is returned from a server, it doesn't do anything nor does it show an error message (I thought it was a bug!!!). I understand the security reasons to not let this local links work when they come from a server, and I know it's better to write links to http URLs (the same local files put in a public directory of a web server, for example), but: 1) An error message would be extremely useful to let the user know it is not a bug 2) I think this feature should be configurable (I don't know whether it is already configurable, but I haven't found the option in the preferences)
RESOLVED/dupe: The problem is that ALL file links are disabled on pages that came from a server (http:, https: URLS). http://www.mozilla.org/quality/networking/docs/netprefs.html#file You can turn this feature off w/ about:config. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***