[pmwiki-users] file: urls

Robert Matthews RMatthews at ms.soph.uab.edu
Mon Jul 13 17:51:22 CDT 2009

I read this thread of messages from several years ago, but still could
not find an answer to the problem.  In both IE 7 and Firefox 3.5, a
FILE:// url works fine if typed directly into the browser, but not if
its on a Pmwiki page. Any solutions?


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From: Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud <at> pobox.com>
Subject: Re: how does one encode "file:" link in a wiki page?
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.web.wiki.pmwiki.user
Date: 2005-01-24 23:27:31 GMT (4 years, 24 weeks, 1 day, 23 hours and 20
minutes ago)

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 06:10:32PM -0500, Neil Herber wrote:
> [...]
> If I type the file:///<path> into the "destination" (what is that
> called?) it works too.
> [...]
> If I put the  file:///<path> on a wiki page and try to use the link,
> does not work.
> [...]
> I also noted that an HTML page I created in a text editor with a link
to a 
> file:/// spec using double quotes on the link *did not work* - so
> (and I suspect, Mozilla) is preventing the display. IE 6 worked with
> hand-built file.

This sort of thing also happens with IE and a few other browsers -- 
namely, the browser processes a file:-url differently if  typed in
an address bar versus coming from the markup of an HTML page.  I don't
know why this is, but it just is.   :-)


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