Drag of a URL to Desktop not creating Web Internet Location files

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

RESOLVED WORKSFORME
15 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: bugzilla, Unassigned)

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PowerPC
Mac OS X

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113

Dragging a URL, either from the body of a web page or from the URL bar, to the
Finder Desktop or a file system window, should create a special file, called a
Web Internet Location file. A Web Internet Location file is the http specific
instance of a class of files called Internet Location files for a variety of
URLs. More details can be found at
<http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1142.html> and further noted at
<http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/pdf/tn2010.pdf>. What is happening
instead is that a text clipping file, with a ".rtf" extension, is created at the
destination location, with the contents of that file being the URL.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select a URL on a web page.
2.Drag to Desktop.
3.Observe created file.

Actual Results:  
A text clipping file, with a ".rtf" extension, was created at the Desktop, with
the contents of that file being the URL. 

Expected Results:  
Assuming the URL was a http URL, a Web Internet Location file should have been
created instead of a text file. The Web Internet Location file would have a type
code of "ilht" and a creator code of "MACS". The actual creation of Internet
Location files is handled by the Finder but is based upon the type and content
of the data being dragged. It would appear that the data being passed to the
Finder about the particular drag operation is not being identified correctly
enough to allow the Finder to properly create the Internet Location file.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Brian,

Can you still produce this?

WFM with
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040526
and
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040525
Firefox/0.8.0+

Comment 2

15 years ago
WFM using Mozilla-Mac/1.7RC2 on OS X 10.3.3.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Comment 3

14 years ago
No reply/follow up from reporter -> wfm
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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