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Re: Opening links in Firefox



On Monday 22 January 2007 12:31, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 22/01/07, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-01-22 at 12:39 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > > On a new FC6 install I read my mail in Kmail and browse in Firefox
> > > (swiftfox, actually), as I've always done. However, on this
> > > installation whenever I click on a link in Kmail that calls a perl
> > > script, I am promped to download the file. For instance,
> > > http://server.com/dir/file.pl causes Firefox to ask where to download
> > > it to. However, if I copy and paste the url into my address bar, it
> > > works fine (I view the page as I should in firefox). What gives?
> >
> > 404 error, but I presume that you don't really mean something at
> > server.com, you're just using it in a bad example.  Server.com actually
> > exists.  Use example.com for examples, it's set up for that purpose.  We
> > can't tell what your problem is from that faked address.
> >
> > Try:  lynx --head http://example.com
> >
> > (substituting the real address), and tell us what you get back.  I
> > suspect that the script doesn't present the right MIME types, or perhaps
> > does so inconsistently.
>
> I've been reading this site's newsletter for months, on several
> different distros, and have yet to encounter this. Clicking on the
> same link on the Kubuntu box (also Kmail and firefox) works as
> expected.
>
> [dotancohen localhost ~]$ lynx --head
> http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=07/01/16/2011213&from=rss
> [1] 8263
> [dotancohen localhost ~]$
>
> >From the Web Developer's Extension of Firefox:
>
> Response Headers -
> http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=07/01/16/2011213&from=rss
>
An incomplete url?  It looks to me as though the line is split to fit the 
kmail window.  Clicking on the link only copies it as far as 'rss' and you 
have to add in '[1] 8263'.  You could try widening the kmail window.

Anne

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