URL with multiple slashes can't be clicked

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 110382

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Core
Security
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 110382
14 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Jeff D. Hanson, Unassigned)

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Windows XP
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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040514
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040514

On our internal server (IIS) we dumped our MSDN library data.  When browsing
from DEFAULT.HTM (the MSDN start page on the DVDs) there is no response when I
click the links but the links work when copied and entered in the address bar.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Load DEFAULT.HTM from the MSDN library DVDs.
2.  Click on a link, observe the behavior
3.  Paste link into the address bar and enter.  Observe the behavior.

Actual Results:  
Clicks ignored, manual address entry works as expected.

Expected Results:  
Browser should load linked page from clicked links.

May be related to old bug 66194

Comment 1

14 years ago
This is a security feature.  If you load a page from a web server, you cannot
connect to local files via file: links on that page.  You'll see a message in
the JavaScript Console (under Tools, Web Development) when this happens.

file: links are allowed when you open a web page locally (with File, Open File,
for example).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 110382 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Component: Browser-General → Security: General
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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