User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126 I received an email with a file:// link in it. the link was highlighted but didn't work when clicked. this didn't work with local nor network drives. example: file://D:\uri\config_stuff.txt I tried with forward slashes (file://D:/uri/config_stuff.txt) - didn't work either Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. send yourself a message with a file:// link 2. click the link Actual Results: nothing Expected Results: should have opened the link I'm aware there could be a security problem here, but I should be the judge of that. If I want to open .DOC files or .HTML files, that's my business. copying the link into a file explorer isn't so convenient.
This feature is disabled by design for security reasons. See Bug 84128 comment #20 for an explanation. Marking INVALID.
just 2 thoughts, Stefan: 1) why is the text maked as a link (blue underlined)? 2) why is the file opened if I right-click the link and select "open in a new window"? answer: because Moz will accept a file's path as a URL to open, just like it allows "open file" from the file menu. I think the file should be opened when the link is clicked, not just through the right-click menu (which also opens a blank Navigator window)
1) because it's a valid URL scheme and it will open if you enable the hidden pref 2) open in new window doesn't work with all recent builds. with the hidden pref set it will open valid file:// links (file://D:\uri\config_stuff.txt is invalid)