There should be a way to open a web location into the editor. A menu item named "Open Web Location..." should probably be added to file menu in the editor - to match the browser. This menu item would open the dialog presented in bug #23950.
reassign to myself
setting to m14
I have a fix for this in my tree...
fixed; should be in today's builds
*** Bug 7565 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
it sure is implemented(Open Web Location) but it crashes after you hit Open. filing separate bug.