os.startfile / webbrowser + Firefox

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Wed Jul 7 18:32:22 CEST 2004

Martin Franklin wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 13:47:39 +1200, Tony Meyer <t-meyer at ihug.co.nz> wrote:
>> [Matthias Huening]
>>> os.startfile('http://www.python.org') works fine on WinXP
>>> with IE as default webbrowser. With Mozilla Firefox 0.9 as
>>> default webbrowser, however, I get an error. Firefox starts,
>>> the page gets loaded and then Python gives me an error message
>>> (Traceback below).
>> [Martin Franklin]
>>> I hate to say but it worked for me using Opera as my default
>>> browser on Windows 2000 but fails with Firefox so I guess
>>> it's a Firefox thing...
>> It works for me (Win XP SP1, Firefox 0.9.1 as default browser).
>> Perhaps a silly question, but does typing "http://www.python.org" into
>> Firefox yourself work?
>> =Tony Meyer
> I tested doing a start www.python.org from cmd.exe (DOS Prompt) and it
> poped up a similar error (in a windows dialog box) the page gets displayed
> in Firefox as is did when doing it in python (Firefox version 0.9.1 BTW)
> again Opera worked great.  I guess somone should tell the Mozilla Firefox
> developers...

I'm afraid I missed the start of the discussion, but has the following 
been tried?

     import webbrowser

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