Open Bug 610074 Opened 10 years ago Updated 10 years ago
Can't follow links to chrome:// URIs in view source
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b6) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101105 Firefox/4.0b8pre When in the view-source window, chrome:// URIs appear linked. However, clicking on them does nothing. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. navigate to about:home, right-click, View Page Source 2. Click on the link to chrome://browser/content/aboutHome.css (or any other chrome link) Actual Results: nothing happens Expected Results: view-source navigates to the linked chrome document, so we can view its source The only way to view a chrome:// URI's source is to copy the link location (which has to be done by selecting the URI and copying it - Copy Link Location is not on view-source's context menu), and paste it into the main browser's location bar.
Only seems to affect about:home, and no other chrome pages, which is very strange.
Severity: normal → minor
about:home is not a chrome page; that's why. In general, the view-source of a page has the same permissions as the page itself, and it can only link to the things the page itself could have linked to via <a>. That means not chrome for chrome pages.... Perhaps we should change some part of that. What's not clear to me is what part should be changed so as not to introduce security problems.
Component: General → HTML: Parser
QA Contact: general → parser
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