webbrowser.open always opens up Safari on Lion

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sun Feb 26 04:36:55 CET 2012

On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:33:15 +0800, Leo wrote:

> Hello,
> On Lion and with its stock python version 2.7.1 r271:86832,
> webbrowser.open('file://localhost/nonexistingfile') always opens up
> Safari. Is this a bug?

What part of this do you think is the bug, and why? What part of the 
behaviour actually experienced contradicts the documented behaviour of 



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