Mozilla does not support rfc1738 URLs in the above form, although it incorrectly does support URLs in the form news:// which is not defined in the rfc. See also comments to bugs 49157, 91908 and 99081.
bug 99081 quotes the relevant RFCs
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 89939 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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