Automatic Proxy Configuration URL should check and warn when a local PAC file specified by file:// doesn't exist

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P5
enhancement
12 years ago
11 months ago

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(Reporter: klassphere, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows XP
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(Whiteboard: dupme[necko-would-take])

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060518 Minefield/3.0a1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060518 Minefield/3.0a1

General | Connection | Connection Settings | Automatic Proxy Configuration URL in the Options should check and warn when a local PAC file specified by file:// doesn't exist. Currently it doesn't say anything and just accepts non-existent file address such as "file:///x:/mypac.pac". I know it's preferable that it doesn't warn anything when a remote address is specified as it may be down and unreachable, but when you select a local PAC file it's a different story.

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

10 years ago
The workaround is to navigate to the file in the browser, then copy the URL of the file (to make sure you got the correct file: URL), then paste it into the URL.
Component: Preferences → Networking
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: preferences → networking
Whiteboard: dupme
Whiteboard: dupme → dupme[necko-would-take]
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