This isn't just in mail and news either --> For instance I right now have the following rule: user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", ); which should allow no file urls from any site, yet seamonkey is allowing file urls from mailbox:// and from my personal web page. I had earlier added the rule user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", "mailbox:// http://mywebsite:port" ); then erased the two domains, yet seamonkey will allow file urls from those sites, even after clearing the cache or restarting the machine. ---
This bug is likely invalid. After initially editing the user.js to add some allowed domains, the changes are added to prefs.js (but are not shown in about:config --> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=284673 ). The good reasons for this behaviour are not mentioned in that bug 284673 although I'm sure they exist, but bug 337926 is an example of why the current behaviour might be considered bad, since it could easily lead users to believe that they had removed the capability settings (by editing user.js to remove the entries -- the only file they had originally edited to add them), since their is no evidence in the browser that the settings were ported to prefs.js and remain there ... I'd also note that I'd initially tried to edit prefs.js to add these capability settings, but the changes were always overwritten, so I couldn't add them. sorry.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
you can edit prefs.js, but you have to do it when the client is shut down completely.
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