User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 I have observed two symptoms which I believe are related. #1 Upon downloading a Real Player file, Real Player 8 or RealOne launches but hangs (have to ctrl alt del & end task). Installing RP as a helper application does not solve problem. Works fine with MS Media Player & .mpg files (launches & plays). This works with Netscape 4.7x & Explorer 5.5 SP2 #2 Will not launch an Excel spreadsheet from a (full path) link on an internal web page. Spread sheet resides on an internal server & launches fine using Netscape 4.7x & Explorer 5.5 SP2. Again, installing Excel as a helper application does not solve problem. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.click on link 2. 3. Actual Results: #1 Real Player launches & hangs #2 progress bar fills in & nothing... (does not launch Excel) Expected Results: Launch appropriate software & open file.
All the code involved got heavily modified in the 1.3 cycle. Please test a 1.3 release candidate; testing this code with 1.2.1 is pointless at this point.
per Mr. Zbarsky's suggestion, I DL'd & installed the 1.3 ver. (see below). It still does not launch MS Excel to open a spreadsheet. (by g.t. durr) Mozilla 1.3 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
OK. Could you please list, in detail, what dialogs you see when you click on the excel link, what they say, and what you do?
Moving the cursor over the link shows the link's path at the bottom of the window (in this case: file://fileservername/foldername/spreadsheetname.xls) Clicking on the link does exactly nothing ! It does turn color to indicate selection briefly but goes back immediately to its original color. Right clicking & selecting 'open link in new window' does nothing either but it does change the link's color. All other links on the page work fine [as does this one with NS 4.7X & IE 5.5]. An additional note: another link on the page to an .xls does work but that one is on the web server (e.g. http://webservername/.../spreadsheetname.xls)
Ah. HTTP content is not allowed to link to file:// content in Mozilla for security reasons.... there is ongoing work to loosen this restriction. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***