Use system default ftp handler, where present

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Firefox
File Handling
P3
enhancement
10 years ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: Doug Grinbergs, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
Future
PowerPC
Mac OS X
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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/2.0.0.3

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 1.5.0.4
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Updated

10 years ago
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
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Comment 1

10 years ago
Test system: 10.4.9 8P2137, iMac Intel Core Duo/1.83G
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Comment 2

10 years ago
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...
Whiteboard: DUPEME
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
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Weird that there's not a dupe. Also see bug 308758 which is Camino-specific.
Bug 377782?
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.

Comment 8

10 years ago
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.
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Comment 10

9 years ago
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

Comment 13

a year ago
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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