file-links don't work, when launched from within a host program




16 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: ari.kaihola, Assigned: darin.moz)


Windows 2000

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030313
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

I use Lotus Notes at work and would like to use Mozilla as my default browser.
Problem is, that file-links, that work with IE do not work with Mozilla = start
a file-link URL from within Lotus Notes launches an application and opens up the
requested file with the associated program (eg. OpenOffice Write), but not with
Mozilla. If I cut & paste the same URL on URL-window, also Mozilla opens up the
requested file. Also, when Mozilla has not launched the program, but has
received the file-link URL in its URL-window, inserting the cursor in URL-window
and pressing enter makes it continue and open up the target file.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Expected Results:  
Launched the program and opened the file as IE does.
Could you have the JS console open as you do this?  Is a security exception thrown?

Comment 2

16 years ago
mitch: this sounds like a duplicate of the popular "file:// URLs don't load from
web pages" bug.
Whiteboard: DUPEME

Comment 3

16 years ago
Bug 122022 [ISSUE] file:// URLs in a http | https page do not work (clicking
does nothing, do not auto-load, etc.) [dupe to bug 84128]

Bug 84128 Need user-visible message when CheckLoadURI fails (eg, for links to
file: urls)

Comment 4

16 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
the question: 
file:// links are only loaded from the URL bar or from a file:// document.
But this looks like Mozilla also blocks file:// links if you open mozilla with a
file:// commandline-parameter (notus-lotes opens the default browser)

Comment 6

16 years ago
There were comments at various times that some combinations of valid-looking
situations are still blocked.

You can verify that w/ the js console, and you should file a separate bug if you
have a test case. I think some people complained about handling of BASE tags,
for example.

I think you should put any bugs like that in the security component. Bug 122022
existst because so many of these problems appear here and belong elsewhere.

Comment 7

16 years ago

bz's question in #1 was never answered. until the reporter shows checkload.uri
logged an error in the js console, I think we should leave this open.

Perhaps it is not in the correct component? I don't know much about how extrnal
URL requests are handled on launch.
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Whiteboard: DUPEME

Comment 8

16 years ago
-> benc (please send back if this is a unique bug or mark as a duplicate)
Assignee: darin → benc

Comment 9

16 years ago
-> defaults.
I'm not going to own a bug just because the problem description is incomplete.
We tried to have a system where there was a default owner that was a placeholder
for bugs w/o a clear problem description, but that isn't being used anymore.

Assignee: benc → darin
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