to file:// or not to file://

(Firefox 1.5.0.6)
I'm having trouble with HTML Anchors (links) using the file: protocol.

The URL I'm trying to get at looks something like this

file://///Host.Domain/Share/Dir1/Dir2/File.Ext

If I click on the link, /nothing/ happens but, if I "Copy Link Location" and 
paste exactly the same thing into the "address bar" in FireFox, FireFox is 
perfectly happy to show me the file.

Why the difference?
Am I tripping over some security restriction here?

Any suggestions?

TIA,
   Phill  W. 


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Phill
8/8/2006 10:39:14 AM
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Phill W. wrote:
> (Firefox 1.5.0.6)
> I'm having trouble with HTML Anchors (links) using the file: protocol.
> 
> The URL I'm trying to get at looks something like this
> 
> file://///Host.Domain/Share/Dir1/Dir2/File.Ext
> 
> If I click on the link, /nothing/ happens but, if I "Copy Link Location" and 
> paste exactly the same thing into the "address bar" in FireFox, FireFox is 
> perfectly happy to show me the file.
> 
> Why the difference?
> Am I tripping over some security restriction here?
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> TIA,
>    Phill  W. 
> 
> 

'/nothing/happen' - does it mean that url can't open firefox or that url can't be loaded
within firefox ( already open )?
0
Nir
8/8/2006 12:05:10 PM
Nir wrote:
> Phill W. wrote:
>> (Firefox 1.5.0.6)
>> I'm having trouble with HTML Anchors (links) using the file: protocol.
>>
>> The URL I'm trying to get at looks something like this
>>
>> file://///Host.Domain/Share/Dir1/Dir2/File.Ext
>>
>> If I click on the link, /nothing/ happens but, if I "Copy Link Location" and 
>> paste exactly the same thing into the "address bar" in FireFox, FireFox is 
>> perfectly happy to show me the file.
>>
>> Why the difference?
>> Am I tripping over some security restriction here?
>>
>> Any suggestions?
.. . .

> 
> '/nothing/happen' - does it mean that url can't open firefox or that url can't be loaded
> within firefox ( already open )?

The page is already open in FireFox.  Clicking on the link should open 
it in the same instance (and window) of FireFox, but doesn't.
Copy the Link location and paste into the address bar and Bingo!  there 
it is.

Regards,
    Phill  W.
0
Phill
8/8/2006 12:42:32 PM
Phill W. wrote:
> Nir wrote:
>> Phill W. wrote:
>>> (Firefox 1.5.0.6)
>>> I'm having trouble with HTML Anchors (links) using the file: protocol.
>>>
>>> The URL I'm trying to get at looks something like this
>>>
>>> file://///Host.Domain/Share/Dir1/Dir2/File.Ext
>>>
>>> If I click on the link, /nothing/ happens but, if I "Copy Link Location" and 
>>> paste exactly the same thing into the "address bar" in FireFox, FireFox is 
>>> perfectly happy to show me the file.
>>>
>>> Why the difference?
>>> Am I tripping over some security restriction here?
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
> . . .
> 
>> '/nothing/happen' - does it mean that url can't open firefox or that url can't be loaded
>> within firefox ( already open )?
> 
> The page is already open in FireFox.  Clicking on the link should open 
> it in the same instance (and window) of FireFox, but doesn't.
> Copy the Link location and paste into the address bar and Bingo!  there 
> it is.
> 
> Regards,
>     Phill  W.

Hi,

Could be due the the local link security, let us know if the following 
helps you:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Links_to_local_pages_don%27t_work

Ian
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8/8/2006 2:16:17 PM
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