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file:///<path> does not work on a web page.

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 84128

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Core
Layout
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 84128
16 years ago
16 years ago

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(Reporter: Hans Deragon, Assigned: karnaze (gone))

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x86
Linux
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(Reporter)

Description

16 years ago
If I type file:///<path> in the location bar, it works.  However if the URL is
on a web page, clicking on it does nothing except highlighting the link.

Example how it would be defined on a web page:

   <a href="file:///<path>">Click here</a>

This occurs on version 0.9.1 distributed by Ximian.  It also occured on previous
0.8.x versions.


Sincerely,
Hans Deragon

Comment 1

16 years ago
dup of bug 40538?
This is very likely by design. (Security/privacy.)
(Reporter)

Comment 3

16 years ago
This is a duplicate of 40538.  I have set in .mozilla/pref.js: 

  user_pref("security.checkloaduri", false);

and now the browser works has I wish.

Embeded "file:///<path>" links within web pages are common in internal
websites where security is not an issue (you trust your employes, and anyway
they have direct access to the server so...).

But at a minimum, if security.checkloaduri is set to true and one clicks
on such a link, something should show up to the user.  Ideally, the error
message and an explanation about the security.checkloaduri, how to set it
up and what are the consequences when set to true.

Comment 4

16 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 5

16 years ago
VERIFIED:
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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