Support opening url files (.url, .desktop, .webloc) on all OS's

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enhancement
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11 years ago
4 months ago

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(Reporter: axet, Unassigned)

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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061712 Fedora/3.0-1.fc9 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008061712 Fedora/3.0-1.fc9 Firefox/3.0

When you put current url as file on native filesystem firefox create file. On linux system they called *.desktop. On OS X they called *.webloc. On Windows system they called *.url.

When you use fileserver (samba for example) for thre os you can see three type of urls in filesystem, problem is - you can't open each other in different os, by double clicking or by dragging to browser window!

Reproducible: Always
Are you asking that Firefox support on each OS the other OS's method for storing urls in a file?
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Comment 2

11 years ago
yes, for reading\parsing files...
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Comment 3

11 years ago
for example when i open .desktop files from windows hosts, i got UTF-8 url encoded (on russian) and unable to read him... that confused...
Summary: Firefox produce incompatible urls → Support opening url files (.url, .desktop, .webloc) on all OS's

Comment 4

10 years ago
I support this enhancement, but please prioritize handling Windows .url files in Mac FF.  Currently, copied .url files open when double-clicked by default in Safari, but are not parsed correctly by FF.  If FF handled them, I could set the opening app to FF.
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