User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Firefox/0.9 I can manually type file:// uris in the location bar. I can bookmark them once I've done this. But I cannot click on a link in an intranet page which has as its href attribute href="file:///%5C%5Cterriers.corp.upromise.com%5Cdocs%5Cengineering%5Cbuilds%5Cbranches.htm" I'm trying to convince managers at my company to switch to firefox asap, but this is holding them up, as the intranet html developers often link to important documents using the file: protocol. I know the path is ok because bookmarks and pasting into location bar works fine. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. create a link with a file:// uri in an html pg 2. open ff0.9 3. try to click the link. (nothing happens) Actual Results: nothing Expected Results: fetch the requested resource nothing special.
(In reply to comment #0) P.S. Note I generally use 0.8 this is reproducible in both 0.8 and 0.9. other people have reported this same problem to me. thanks.
This is deliberate. See bug 122022 and bug 84128. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***
Also see http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.7/known-issues.html#psm for how to disable this security function, if you're really inclined to do that.