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Firefox problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by Alex Wright, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

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    Hey all,

    I have a problem that I hope you're able to help me me out with.

    My company has a Intranet that's been built using a Twiki (see here) which has its own mark-up language. For some strange reason several of the links throughout the site don't appear to want to open in Mozilla Firefox.

    My colleague believes that Firefox has a security feature that prevents hyperlinks from opening file paths. Is this true? If so, is there a way that I can change it?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    - Alex
     
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  2. Stoney

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    What do you mean exactly? Are you clicking a link that takes you to a word document or something?

    AFAIK Firefox doesn't block these, it usually asks if you want to download the file or open it directly.
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    It isn't very clear what the problem is here.

    Firefox, as installed, won't have any problems with opening hyperlinks. However, there are many extensions that modify this behaviour. And there are many settings in Firefox!

    What actually happens when you click on a link? And does Firefox recognize it as a link?

    Harry.
     
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  4. Alex Wright

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    To clarify:

    There's a link on one of the pages on our Intranet that should take users through to an Excel spreadsheet that's based on one of our servers. This is what I get in the Firefox error console when I click on the link:

    Security Error: Content at http://intranet/twiki/bin/view/PolicyPlus/WebHome may not load or link to file:////dc1/intranet/admin_files/NewWAS.xls.

    If I right click on the link and copy the link location into Start | Run I can access the file. I can also access the file in Internet Explorer (yuck!) but I'd rather not have to use it, as would 99% of the company's users.

    Any ideas?

    - Alex
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Firefox has many features that can stop pages from loading properly or loading altogether such as noscript etc it maybe something like that which is stopping it from opening the pages.
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    You mention that it doesnt work in FF, but does it load fine in IE? If not, have you checked the rights on the folder that the file is located in?
     
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  7. Fergal1982

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  8. Stoney

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    From Mozilla known issues.


    HTH
     
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  9. Fergal1982

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    muhahahahaha. My fingers type faster than you..... just

    really, I was watching your surfing, and saw the page when you loaded it. (I is watching joooo)
     
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  10. Stoney

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    But your link goes to a completely different page!
     
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  11. Alex Wright

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    Thanks for the links guys. I'll take a look. :D
     
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  12. Fergal1982

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    well, I couldnt be totally obvious now could i. Thats just to make you think im only joking.:twisted:
     
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  13. Alex Wright

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    I've tried doing several things to resolve this issue, such as:

    - Creating a new user.js file and setting up a rule to allow Firefox to link to certain filepaths.
    - Going into about:config and disabling the security.checkloaduri security feature.

    ... all to no avail.

    PLEASE HELP! :D
     
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  14. Alex Wright

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    Any ideas guys? :oops:
     
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