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Midas does not display <a> as a link for certain URLs

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Core
Editor
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: Bill Dimm, Assigned: Joe Francis)

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x86
Linux
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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040803

Whether or not Midas displays the contents of <a>...</a> as a link (i.e. blue
text with underline) seems to depend on the URL used in the href.  Specifically,
if the URL contains a colon, it is displayed as a link.  If the URL does not
contain a colon it is not displayed like a link.

For example: <a href=":">this looks like a link</a> but <a href="/">this does
not look like a link</a>

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to http://www.mozilla.org/editor/midasdemo/ and enter some text.
2.Highlight a word and click the "Insert Link" icon
3.When prompted for the URL enter "/"

Actual Results:  
Linked text does not look like a link (just plain black text).

Expected Results:  
Should look like a link (blue text with underline)
hm... base uri is about:blank... about: does not support relative uris... /
would be a relative uri.. so mozilla can't create a uri object, and <a> w/o uri
objects are not rendered as links
(Reporter)

Comment 2

13 years ago
While trying to figure out another problem (broken images with relative URLs -
see bug 192945) I finally figured out what Christian is talking about in comment
1.  The iframe that was used to hold the editor did not have a "src" value, so
relative URLs cannot be understood by the browser.  A really kludgy fix is to do
something like:
  <iframe src='/nosuchfile' ...>
for the iframe that holds the editor.  A "file not found" error will display
briefly before the text to be edited replaces it, but relative links will
display correctly.  Is there a better fix?

Comment 3

13 years ago
xref bug 166644
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
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