User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686) Gecko/20030521 Galeon/1.3.4 Debian/22.214.171.12430526-1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686) Gecko/20030521 Galeon/1.3.4 Debian/126.96.36.19930526-1 Speaking in #gnome on irc.gimp.net an interesting problem came up. A user was attempting to make a link to an html file in another directory on his nautilus desktop, which would open the relevant file in Mozilla. While it was straightforward to get the file to open in Mozilla, the file contained relative references to images, which failed to load because Mozilla had opened the symlink as if it were the file in question in the symlink's location. A number of points have been made for and against nautilus dereferencing the link itsely. Regardless, I wonder if mozilla shouldn't just dereference it itself anyways? If a user created a symlink to a random index.html somewhere, isn't it reasonable for them to expect that relative URLs in that file continue to work? Conversly, is there any reason for someone to expect that a symlink to an html file would have images and files in the directory of the symlink that would fill in the gaps in relative references? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
> isn't it reasonable for them to expect that relative URLs in that file > continue to work? "do what I tell you to do, not what you think I mean" > Conversly, is there any reason for someone to expect that a symlink to > an html file would have images and files in the directory of the symlink that > would fill in the gaps in relative references? I might have a template html file that loads images/css/whatever from its current location. I doubt I would ever do that, but if I did, I would expect it to work.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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