Finding files that does not exists...

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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SeaMonkey
General
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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
15 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Thorbjørn, Unassigned)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030925
Build Identifier: Dont know / not needed

I reported an error on a page (since mozilla didnt showed it correctly =) )
The paged worked fine with IE - however it was an error on the page.
The programmer had written 
<embed src="file:///C:localpath/code.swf"> (or maybe his MS-tool had ??)
and the text should have been
<embed src="code.swf">

A real bug in the code and NOT in mozilla. I think what mozilla is doing is
correct, but I guess MS wont listen if I complain about their browser =)

The problem is that things like this makes people think. MS-IE shows this pages
correctly - Mozilla dont. IE is cool. Mozilla sucks. (And that is a shame)

So I suggest that mozilla act as IE in that matter. I mean if a file does not
exists cut of the path and test again. Maybe show a messagebox with yes/no or an
error or turn something like the blocker on to show errors on the page could
follow but the main thing is the pages should be shown which IE does. 

I could have choosen a component, but I guess finding out weather a file exists
does not regard only the tag <embed> 
and maybe it not even just the HTML that needs this change.

regards and thanks for a good browser =)
Thorbjørn


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
this is totally wontfix. we should not mangle the url completely just because it
doesn't exist.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Was there an <object> wrapped around that <embed>?  I sincerely doubt IE goes
looking for random files like you think it does...
But yes, this is wontfix in any case.

Comment 4

15 years ago
Verified.

I couldn't make Internet Explorer behave as you described, and I seriously doubt
this, it isn't logical (it would be a security hole the size of the aircraft
carrier, with room to spare).

Reporter, if you have a URL that demonstrate this behaviour, please post it in
this bug. Thx.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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