User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; IRIX64 IP35; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/R-A-C Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; IRIX64 IP35; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/R-A-C If an e-mail message contains, for example, "file:///usr/tmp/example.html", the link is underlined and appears to be functional, but nothing happens when you click on it. If you "Copy Link Location" and then paste it into a Navigator window, the file comes up properly. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Send an e-mail message to yourself containing the absolute path of a file on disk. 2. Try to click on the highlited link in the Messenger pane. 3. Actual Results: Nothing happens. Expected Results: Should go to the referenced page.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***
no, this is still a problem - it may not warn if the referenced file does not exist, but it does NOTHING when the file exists. E-mails of this same format work properly in Netscape 4.x, but are broken in Netscape 7.x as well.
more info - if I take the exact content of the e-mail and put it into a page that I view with a Navigator pane, it works properly. I read the info in 84128, and at the very least the user needs to be notified that for security reasons it will not perform the requested action, and that in order to change this behavior the user needs to set: user_pref("security.checkloaduri", false);
Before you go reopening this bug again, you have to realize: file: URLs are not going to be completely enabled in mail, and maybe not at all: bug 135830. If you think they should be, vote for that bug; don't reopen this one. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 241573 ***