User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030507 If I make hyperlink to the file in our local network which seems to be like: <td width="28%" height="23"><a href="file://servername/shared_directory/start.bat"> Launching application batch file</a></td> so, Mozilla 1.4 Beta makes nothing, no error or warning appears, hyperlink is ignored and I can't launch files. But Microsoft Internet Explorer and Opera 7.11 really offer to me options: Save to disk and Open file. All mentioned browsers are used under WINDOWS XP HOME, but the situation is for the Mozilla similar also under Red Hat Linux, might be also under other Linuxes (or Linuces :-))) ). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Make any web page and include hyperlinks like <td width="28%" height="23"><a href="file://servername/shared_directory/start.bat"> Launching application batch file</a></td> 2. 3. Actual Results: Nothing, hyperlink was ignored, no action, no message or warning. Expected Results: To offer file to be saved to disk or to be opened (executed).
This is the default behavior, for security reasons. There is a bug about making the error message more visible, with various other commentary in the comments that may be useful to read. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***
I should add, that link would not work, even if it passes the security checks. Server links must be in the form "file:\\\\\hostname\resource" (with 5 slashes). This is mentioned in the release notes, and bug 66194.