Type finger:firstname.lastname@example.org into Mozilla, on Mac OS, and be greeting with John Carmack's .plan file. Cool. Now drag this URL to the desktop - you get an invalid "email type" Internet shortcut. Here are the valid internet shortcut types on Mac OS : kInternetLocationHTTP kInternetLocationFTP kInternetLocationFile kInternetLocationMail kInternetLocationNNTP kInternetLocationAFP kInternetLocationAppleTalk kInternetLocationNSL kInternetLocationGeneric I guess things like finger: should come out as kInternetLocationGeneric
I think the Finder does all the magic to create URL shortcut files, not Mozilla. All it seems from us is a text clipping containing a URL.
Found some documentation: http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1142/part05.html Might be worth creating these drops with type 'url ' and seeing if its any brighter at working the type to create out. Also, when you create the Window Proxy Icon in the title bar (not currently implemented), you can specify the type of that icon - so maybe useful there?
An application really has no control over this. finger is an unsupported protocol so I don't believe you'll ever get a finger: URL clipping. I'm not aware of any current use for kInternetLocationGeneric. The OS is botching the job by creating a mailto: location clipping, not Moz.
->pchen Paul, likely INVALID or WONTFIX?
Assignee: law → pchen
Just tested this with NS6.1. Behaviour for all supported types looks good, and as people say shortcomings are with OS, not MOZ. INVALID is fine
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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