webbrowser.open("./documentation/help.html")-- No Go in Windows

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Sun Feb 24 10:35:31 CET 2013

On Feb 24, 2013 1:21 AM, "llanitedave" <llanitedave at veawb.coop> wrote:
> I created an html help page for my Python 2.7.3 application and put it in
a documentation folder.  I used webbrowser.open() to fetch the page.
> On linux -- KDE specifically, the command opens the local file on my
default browser with no issues.  However, on Windows 7, it opens Internet
Explorer, which doesn't even search the local folder, but goes straight to
the web and does a Google search, returning nothing but useless noise.
> My default browser on Windows is Chrome, so my intention is getting
undermined right from the start.
> How do I get a local html file to open properly from Python in Windows?

Sounds like this might be your problem:

The fix would seem to be ensuring that the URL you pass includes the scheme
(in your case, "file:").

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