Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439647
Firefox suggests an online service for ical/webcal links instead of evolution
Last modified: 2008-04-03 20:22:23 EDT
When clicking a webcal url into firefox3, it suggests using an online service
even though evolution and its evolution-webcal handler are in the default
install. Since it's associated in /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/webcal, Epiphany
is the only browser that will use it (Shouldn't Firefox ideally know how to read
/desktop/gnome/url-handlers for this?)
Enter an url like webcal:/test into the url bar to see the problem.
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=426358) and believe that it is
more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.
A better upstream bug is this one:
It deals directly with webcal links.
Well, it says resolved fixed but the current ff3 packages in rawhide still have
If you'd like to continue discussion of the bug upstream, you're welcome to, but
you must test with a recent official nightly, not a rawhide version.
(In reply to comment #4)
> If you'd like to continue discussion of the bug upstream, you're welcome to,
> but you must test with a recent official nightly, not a rawhide version.
Are you sure about that? We are following upstream closely in Rawhide I thought
(that's FF3b5 just now).
Um, really? I'm about to test the FF3b5 in Rawhide with it in a little bit but I
feel like I'm getting the run around here.
I filed a Rawhide bug and was pointed to upstream and when I pointed out
upstream had it marked as fixed and it was a problem in the last rawhide version
I tried I'm told to get an upstream version and test with that? It's all rather
I just updated to the ff3b5 in rawhide, nuked my ~/.mozilla, and entered
webcal://test and itms://test in the ff3b5 urlbar. Same problem here.
I also tried the tarball of ff3b5 provided upstream and it didn't work either.
I'm not sure if their lowest common denominator download is built with all the
gnome support stuff though.
That said, everyone else is claiming this works for them, so if you have ff3b5
and entering "webcal://test" really recommends Evolution instead of some web
service, feel free to ignore this.
(In reply to comment #6)
> Um, really? I'm about to test the FF3b5 in Rawhide with it in a little bit but I
> feel like I'm getting the run around here.
> I filed a Rawhide bug and was pointed to upstream and when I pointed out
> upstream had it marked as fixed and it was a problem in the last rawhide version
> I tried I'm told to get an upstream version and test with that? It's all rather
I based my suggestion on testing the non-rawhide version on bug 439646 comment
3, where the itms protocol works on Fx3b5. If this really is a upstream bug, it
would fail the same on both the rawhide version and the upstream version, and
the upstream bug could be appended with the new information about how the fix
did not work for you.
This would be the best bug to append to:
>On Ubuntu 7.04, the webcal links no longer load into evolution by default.
>Previously, they would launch the "unknown protocol" window, but would offer to
>launch Evolution for you to handle the link. With this build, a "Choose
>Application" window pops up, and nothing you tell it will cause Evolution to
To me, that sounds like the same bug.