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Problem linking to local file

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 84128

Status

Core Graveyard
File Handling
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 84128
14 years ago
9 months ago

People

(Reporter: Janyne Kizer, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

I have an HTML file that I would like to link to a local file (users use remote
desktops to connect to a shared server so this should work from their systems).
 This link works fine under Netscape 4 but since we have migrated to Mozilla
1.4, it doesn't work.

The HTML file is located here: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/it/itaids/wp/004/

The link in question is the one to "Public Domain Clipart Collection" (will only
work for those running from the server) and here is a snippet of the code:

You can use your web browser to browse through the <a
href="file:///opt/clipart/pdclips/index.html">Public Domain Clipart
Collection</a> at any time or print the catalog pages.

I have confirmed that this code still works fine from Netscape 4, however
Mozilla 1.4 simply ignores me when I click on the link. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
People running X sessions from the server do not have local files indicated in
HTML files open.  Instead nothing at all happens when the link is clicked.

Expected Results:  
People running X sessions from the server should have the link indicated in this
line open:

<a href="file:///opt/clipart/pdclips/index.html">Public Domain Clipart
Collection</a>
Allowing such linking has the potential to open a variety of security bugs,
which is why it's not allowed.  

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 2

14 years ago
v.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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