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Item5113: File urls no longer translate 2 slashes to 5

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Links to locally available machines used to be automatically translated from file://amachine to file://///amachine

This makes firefox work with locallinks plugins allowing intranet links to internal windows shares to work.

Without this ability my intranet TWiki will die which would be very upsetting.

I have previously added this code into Render.pm


# Firefox implements URIs properly which means it
# wants file:///// for links to local files.
# People however want to write file:// and IE lets both
# work so this encourages people in their bad behaviour.
# Note that this needs a user.js on Firefox to allow the
# link to succeed.
$url =~ s%file://([^/]*)%file://///$1%g;

This was in the sub external_link just above the #SMELL comment (which is still there in the beta I am running).

-- TWiki:Main/PamelaDuffy - 11 Dec 2007

I have done a test at TWiki:Sandbox.TestTwoOrFiveFileLinkSlashes - no rewriting takes place.

This is not something that was previously in TWiki released code, but a useful enhancement.

Any thoughts on other browsers / risks?

Degrading to enhancement.

-- TWiki:Main.SteffenPoulsen - 12 Dec 2007

Summary File urls no longer translate 2 slashes to 5
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PamelaDuffy
Codebase 4.2.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.2.0-beta3, Thu, 01 Nov 2007, build 15452, Plugin API version 1.2
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Priority Enhancement
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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