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March 7, 2006, 8:28 pm
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A web-page available only from behind our company firewall provides
links on it's html pages that allows a user to open networked folders
when using IE just as if they had navigated through the network
neighborhood. All users are Windows OS based, but but have been
switching browsers to either Firefox or Mozilla. These hyper-links
don't work for them.
Is it easy to change the link in a way that would work for them?
(firefox users) the way it works so well for IE users
<a href="\our.servers.name\project1">Project 1 Network folder</a>
The above example works great for IE users but no one else.
I understand that the basic issue is that IE is "intergrated" into
windows and can do this trick natively, but I am wondering if there are
any other tricks I can do to get it to work for the firefox folks
Re: can firefox launch network folders like IE does?
Yeah - just code the link correctly, like this:
<a href="file:///\our.servers.name\project1">Project 1 Network
IE is guessing at the scheme if it's being given a URL with
backslashes in it (as it's assuming a Windows environment), but
Firefox won't (as it doesn't make that same potentially incorrect
assumption) - it needs to be told that it's file:/// rather than
http:// (or ftp://, or whatever).
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