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Not loading Site properly

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
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RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Rich, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

13 years ago
When I open to my home page (reference url), the back ground is not there in
Firefox or Mozilla.  The graphic is a gif file in the html code.  It works fine
in IE and Netscape, and it as built using Netscape.
background-image:
url(file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Owner/My%20Documents/My%20Website/New%20Web%20Page/teal_paper.gif);

All visitors to your page can't see that image (with any browser) because the
link points to your local harddisk.

The reason that YOU (and only you) can see it with IE and not Mozilla is that
Mozilla doesn`t allow to load a file:// from a document loaded via http:// but
that is not your problem.

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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 2

13 years ago
Then how can I see this page normally from other computers such as my one at 
work?
you can't (not with that URL).

Comment 4

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> Then how can I see this page normally from other computers such as my one at 
> work?

Do you mean "How come I can ..." (A schoolboy level riposte) or "How do I find
out how to add a background image to my page"?

The answer to the second question is in
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html : at the end of
a search in Google.

The answer to the first has several parts one of which is given in 
Comment 1 . Now, if you are bothered by the fact the Mozilla does not allow
linking from a remote (http scheme) URL to a local (file) one and older
or less satisfactory browsers do, then the answer is that it is considered
in usual browsing situations to be a (small) security hole. This may
be mentioned in the Release notes; but I agree that it is not easy
to find user-level documentation on the web.

For more information on the whys and wherefores of this than you are
likely to need, see Bug 84128 "Need user-visible message when CheckLoadURI 
fails (eg, for links to file: urls)"
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Comment 5

13 years ago
Understand that some of us out here may not completely understand the in and 
outs of html code, so therefore, make erroneous assumptions as to it's workings.

However comments such as "A schoolboy level riposte" are not appropreiate nor 
appreciated, and as such, you have lost a user of your product.

(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > Then how can I see this page normally from other computers such as my one 
at 
> > work?
> Do you mean "How come I can ..." (A schoolboy level riposte) or "How do I find
> out how to add a background image to my page"?
> The answer to the second question is in
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html : at the end of
> a search in Google.
> The answer to the first has several parts one of which is given in 
> Comment 1 . Now, if you are bothered by the fact the Mozilla does not allow
> linking from a remote (http scheme) URL to a local (file) one and older
> or less satisfactory browsers do, then the answer is that it is considered
> in usual browsing situations to be a (small) security hole. This may
> be mentioned in the Release notes; but I agree that it is not easy
> to find user-level documentation on the web.
> For more information on the whys and wherefores of this than you are
> likely to need, see Bug 84128 "Need user-visible message when CheckLoadURI 
> fails (eg, for links to file: urls)"

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