User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; H010818; Pfizer Computational Chemistry; .NET CLR 1.0.3705) Build Identifier: It would be nice if "file:" urls would be hyperlinked like "http:" urls currently are. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
In Mozilla mail messages, a file name beginning with "file:/some/unix/path" should be treated as a hyperlink, and when clicked on, Mozilla should open this file in the browser (if possible). This is the behavior in the old Netscape Messenger. In Mozilla, this string format is highlighted as if it was a hyperlink, and with the right mouse button, there is an option to "Open Link in New Window", but neither this, nor clicking will actually open the file in a Mozilla browser window. This behavior can be replicated by simply sending yourself an email with a file URL to a real file in your $HOME directory. You will not be able to open this hyperlink in Mozilla mail. -Harry Berggren (05/22/03)
I would like the url to be hyperlinked in the show_bug.cgi page. Note that the following http url is hyperlinked, but the file url is not: http://some.web.server file:/some/unix/path
Why would you want to do that? On an open Bugzilla, it's impossible to make it cross-platform, and you'll end up confusing people visiting that bug. OTOH, if you're in a very controlled environment where everybody mounts the exact same filesystem, then I can see a (very limited) use for this. So, what's the rationale?
Yes, my Bugzilla installation is on an intranet where everyone has access to the same filesystems. It would also be very useful to hyperlink UNC-style paths, e.g. file://myserver/some/path
Due to the security implications on a public installation I think this is best left as a local hack. This is an incredibly easy modification by the way. Look in globals.pl for "sub quoteUrls" In that sub is a line that looks like this: my $protocol_re = qr/(afs|cid|ftp|gopher|http|https|mid|news|nntp|prospero|telnet|wais)/i; Just follow the pattern and add "file" to that line.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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