Page links to about:config, about:cache don't work (nothing happens). Link to about: works. HTML is fine.

RESOLVED INVALID

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minor
RESOLVED INVALID
15 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: bugzillaPost120030in, Assigned: security-bugs)

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x86
Windows XP
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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031020
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031020


This is a snippet from the page source; looks fine to me:
visit the URL <a href="about:config">about:config</a> 
  <font size="1">(A mozilla bug prevents that link from working; <a
href="about:">about:</a> 
  <a href="about:cache"> about:cache</a> too)

I'd guess whatever makes plain about: work should make this work.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
When I click on link to about:config, nothing happens.
Do you disabled Javascript ?
-> security:general, but that's intentional afaik. also take a look at the JS
COnsole
Assignee: darin → security-bugs
Component: Networking → Security: General
Yes, this is by design.  Content can only link to about:, about:blank,
about:mozilla, or about:credits
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 4

15 years ago
Ok, I guess.  It would be a security violation to allow it?  URLs like
file://etc/passwd, file:///C:/Program%20Files/Gator/default.gat are allowed,
right?  Better safe than sorry?  Thanks.  Just asking for a bit more
explanation.  (Matti: no, my JS isn't disabled; I can load the URL, I just can't
click on a link to it and get there.)
links to file://blah are only allowed if the document with the link itself is
also laoded via file://

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