[Moin-user] Links to files on hard drive do not work

Thomas Werschlein thomas.werschlein at netcetera.ch
Fri May 13 04:12:05 EDT 2005


On Fri, 13 May 2005, Nigel Harper wrote:

>> That's all I can say. What is wrong?
>>
>> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> I think it's the browsers rather than MoinMoin.  IIUC both IE post XP-SP2 &
> Firefox (and I guess by extension Mozilla) will by default not load a
> file:// link from an http:// page.  In the general case it's considered a
> security risk, I think because it would potentially allow a remote site to
> access your local files.
>
> I don't know if there's much you can do about it - I found a config value
> for Firefox which was supposed to help but didn't seem to do anything for
> me, and of course enabling the functionality globally would expose you to
> the security risk.

For me, the following worked in Firefox/Mozilla:

Type about:config in the address bar, and look for the
security.checkloaduri and set this to false.

Regards,
Thomas




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