Bug 25778 - /usr/bin/netscape should use "openURL ($url, new-window)"
Summary: /usr/bin/netscape should use "openURL ($url, new-window)"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
URL: http://home.netscape.com/newsref/std/...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-02 23:30 UTC by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:18 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-02-02 23:31:34 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
A patch to fix /usr/bin/netscape (506 bytes, patch)
2001-02-02 23:31 UTC, Aleksey Nogin
no flags Details | Diff

Description Aleksey Nogin 2001-02-02 23:30:51 UTC
Currently the newbrowser() function in the /usr/bin/netscape has the
following fragment:

$netscape $defsrem "xfeDoCommand(openBrowser)" 2>/dev/null && \
   $netscape $defsrem "openURL($url)" 2>/dev/null 

This is extremely suboptimal. The correct way of doing it would be

$netscape $defsrem "openURL($url,new-window)" 2>/dev/null

This way we only start new netscape process once instead of twice and the
new netscape window would go directly to $url instead of going to home page

Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 2001-02-02 23:31:30 UTC
Created attachment 8819 [details]
A patch to fix /usr/bin/netscape

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-02 23:43:22 UTC
This is already fixed in the current netscape package.

The xfeDoCommand stuff also breaks pretty badly if mozilla happens
to be running on the same display.

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