Open Bug 378971 Opened 13 years ago Updated 5 years ago
Use system default ftp handler, where present
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Assumed: an FTP client, e.g. Fetch, is preferred FTP app Helpful: More Internet to set/check helper settings Test URL: website with FTP link(s), e.g. http://www.ftpproxy.org/ Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1 Launch app 2 Open test URL 3 Click download FTP link Actual Results: Opens in Firefox instead of specified FTP client Expected Results: Opens in specified FTP client First noticed in 22.214.171.124
Test system: 10.4.9 8P2137, iMac Intel Core Duo/1.83G
FWIW, a URL that has a ton of FTP URL links: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mirrors-ftp.html#HANDBOOK-MIRRORS-CHAPTER-SGML-MIRRORS-LV-FTP
See the Camino bug for this, bug 308758. Mozilla browsers have never done that and I'm pretty sure this is a dupe of an existing WF bug which I can't find right now...
Version: 1.5.0.x Branch → Trunk
-Unable to find a dupe after extensive searching... -Removing dupeme, changing component, and confirming as a feature request. -Would this be able to be handled by an extension?
Severity: minor → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → OS Integration
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: general → os.integration
Weird that there's not a dupe. Also see bug 308758 which is Camino-specific.
This bug is different in that typically Mozilla has always handled ftp:// URIs. Even if the content handling UI is simplified, a conscious decision would have to be made to allow FTP links to be handed off to the default system app.
It would be interesting to know whether other browsers (especially Safari in both Tiger & pre-release Leopard) typically hand off FTP URIs.
(In reply to comment #8) > It would be interesting to know whether other browsers (especially Safari in > both Tiger & pre-release Leopard) typically hand off FTP URIs. Safari hands of FTP links to the default OS handler on both 10.4 and 10.5 beta.
Still busted: 3.0rc3, 10.5.3 9D34, iMac Core Duo/1.83G Safari 3.1.1 passes the FTP URL to Fetch
Ironically, since I don't have an ftp client configured on this Mac, Safari opens ftp links in Firefox. Still, we should probably figure this out. How is this configured on Mac?
Priority: -- → P3
Summary: App does not respect system prefs ftp protocol helper setting → Use system default ftp handler, where present
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Note: the shell integration component consists of bugs for Firefox's integration with the shell. This bug is about how we handle urls so it is misfiled and won't be fixed in http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/browser/components/shell/ Not sure if file handling is the right component but it is definitely closer than shell integration so moving.
Component: Shell Integration → File Handling
Oddly enough it turns out that it's a good thing this bug hasn't been fixed because it helps protect users from a potential remote-code-exploit: https://www.taoeffect.com/blog/2016/01/sky-not-falling-sparklegate-not-as-bad-as-it-could-be/
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