User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040616 If I load a page whose address is http://something, and the page has a link to an URL of the form file:///c:/some/file that points to a file on my local machine, the link does not work. Nothing happens when I click on it. I don't even get an error message. If I right click on the link and choose "copy link location", and paste that into the location box at the top of the browser window, then the browser accesses the file without a problem. Firefox has the same problem, but IE does not. I'll grant you that for a publicly available web-page, having a file:/// link in the page does not make much sense, but it comes in handy for my personal web-page, from which I would like to be able to access files on my computer, and which is also available though a web-server. The file:/// links should work for me, and should (in most cases) result in "file not found" for anyone else. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a web-page that contains a link to a file with a file:/// URI. 2. Access the web-page through an http URI. 3. Click on the file link.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122022 ***