Closed Bug 297645 Opened 14 years ago Closed 7 years ago

handle ed2k links


(Firefox :: Preferences, enhancement)

Not set





(Reporter: rmh, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)

"ed2k" is a wrapper for ed2k links provided by most (all?) edonkey2000
protocol implementations.

--- mozilla-firefox-1.0.4.old/browser/app/profile/firefox.js    2005-06-14
14:20:41.000000000 +0200
+++ mozilla-firefox-1.0.4/browser/app/profile/firefox.js        2005-06-14
14:27:06.000000000 +0200
@@ -309,6 +309,11 @@
 pref("network.protocol-handler.expose.snews", false);
 pref("network.protocol-handler.expose.nntp", false);
+// "ed2k" is a wrapper for ed2k links provided by most (all?) edonkey2000
+// protocol implementations
+pref("", "ed2k");
+pref("network.protocol-handler.warn-external.ed2k", false);
 // Default security warning dialogs to show once.
 pref("security.warn_entering_secure.show_once", true);
 pref("security.warn_entering_weak.show_once", true);

Reproducible: Always
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Confirming feature request.
Component: OS Integration → Preferences
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
QA Contact: os.integration → preferences
Hardware: PC → All
Any news on this?
The above posted fix is so simple and benevolent! it should be made a part of Firefox 3, since it can't harm the Fx3 in any way.

I hereby request blocking‑firefox3 or wanted‑firefox3 from drivers.
Flags: blocking-firefox3?
Also noticed that support is missing for lasfm://, itsp://, peercast://, etc.  Looks like everyone likes to come up with their own URL scheme.

Thinking about it (and considering how long it takes to get oneself heard ;-)), maybe it's better if we solve all in one run.  There's already a program that can handle them all: xdg-open, so why not offload the effort into it, sharing it with other browsers and whatnot?

I propose:

pref("", "xdg-open");
Erm sorry, there's no such thing as "".  I got confused with gconf schemas.

Which sounds like a solution can be provided this way (e.g. by shipping a schemas file in amule et al).  I'll investigate.
Mike Hommey confirmed this to me in Debian BTS.  I'll pursue that for handling ed2k links.  Though, it doesn't harm to fix it in Firefox as well, of course.
Way too late to add new handlers or handler code, trying to lock down for ship.  Maybe next cycle, if a well reviewed and safe patch is available.
Flags: blocking-firefox3? → blocking-firefox3-
Not enough demand for this, and as far as I know this should already work if there is a properly registered system handler for this.
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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