Bug 526454 - Seamonkey should check if its command line parameter is a local file
Summary: Seamonkey should check if its command line parameter is a local file
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: seamonkey
Version: 4.8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-30 11:29 UTC by Radek Bíba
Modified: 2010-03-30 07:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-30 07:11:46 UTC

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Description Radek Bíba 2009-09-30 11:29:45 UTC
Description of problem:
I have a file called startHere.htm in my working directory, and I wanted to look at it in Seamonkey. So I ran:

$ seamonkey startHere.htm

and expected the browser to load this file. However, it took the parameter as an address and tried to load http://www.starthere.htm. I tried again with file://`pwd`/startHere.htm, and this worked. But that's pretty annoying.

Then I wanted to display a file called license_en.html in directory javacomm/en/sdk/. I thought - ok, maybe the slashes will make Seamonkey take the parameter as a path to a file. However, it tried to loaded http://www.javacomm.com/en/sdk/license_en.html.

Could Seamonkey check if the parameter is a local file and load it if it is? That's what Firefox, Konqueror and possibly other usual browsers do.

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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-02-10 06:58:13 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-03-30 07:11:46 UTC
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.

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