Load an HTML file which is say C:\Temp\test.html If the file has an image link as follows <img src="file:C:/Temp/image.jpg" /> Mozilla (firefox) resolved it to file:///C:/Temp/C:/Temp/image.jpg and does not find the image. I've noticed this on Windows 2000, Firefox build 20040618.
Since some / are missing here, what should Mozilla do here? Since there is no leading /, Mozilla assumes this is a relative path, which is probably right. So i think this bug is invalid.
If you type file:C:/Temp/image.jpg in the location bar, mozilla converts that to file:///C:/Temp/image.jpg. Any reason why links should be different? On Windows, Mozilla should probably not assume this to be a relative path. Shouldn't it look to see if the path starts with '[A-Z]:' and figure out its an absolute path? IE resolves file:C:/... to file:///C:/...
(In reply to comment #2) > If you type file:C:/Temp/image.jpg in the location bar, mozilla converts that to > file:///C:/Temp/image.jpg. Any reason why links should be different? What chance does Mozilla have :), since there can't be anything like relative links in the url-bar.
The location bar is different and you can type "c:" in the location bar and Mozilla will convert that to file:///c:/ but that doesn`t mean that mozilla should convert a link with "c:test.html".
This happens because we support for some time now an old deprecated form of relative urls, something like http:/path/file or http:file. If the base url has the same scheme as the new url we take those urls as relative. In this case we have a base-url file:///C:/Temp/test.html and an url to resolve which looks like: file:C:/Temp/image.jpg This matches the old deprectated relative urls perfectly and we get file:///C:/Temp/C:/Temp/image.jpg This all happens in the urlparser and resolver for relative urls which is platform independent and has to be. RFC 2396 is the guideline and in this scope C:/Temp/image.jpg is a very strange looking filename, nothing more nothing less. It can not assume anything about the OS. In urls an absolute path has to start with a '/' otherwise it is a filename or some other part of an url. Bottom line: fix the url in the link. It is broken if you want it to be absolute, add at least one / after 'file:' better add three!
so this is invalid. thanks, andreas.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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