webbrowser.open always opens up Safari on Lion

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Sun Feb 26 02:04:47 EST 2012

On 26Feb2012 14:23, Leo <sdl.web at gmail.com> wrote:
| On 2012-02-26 11:36 +0800, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
| > What part of this do you think is the bug, and why? What part of the 
| > behaviour actually experienced contradicts the documented behaviour of 
| > webbrowser.open()?
| >
| > http://docs.python.org/library/webbrowser.html
| If you have the default browser set to Chrome, it still opens up Safari.

On the suppostion that "the default browser" is actually multiple
settings, one for each of several URL (URI?) schemes, what do these two
shell commands do for you? From a shell prompt in a Terminal:

  open file://localhost/nonexistingfile
  open http://www.python.org/

Do they both open Chome for you?
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743

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