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[quote=kko] Dear Alain! I'm greatly appreciating your ideas and contributions! I'm awaiting a version of your tool working (correctly) on Win2k! A download location accessible to everybody wouldn't be bad (I guess your page is only accessible to Wanadoo members). In the meantime, I want to give you some feedback to think about (to prevent you running into bag ends): Some thoughts on protocols -------------------------- [i]The wsh solution doesn't work with resource:/// and wyciwyg:// and probably chrome://. Shortcuts are created, but don't work.[/i] That is not a 'failure' of my script. The 'failure', if any, is that the Windows OS does not know these protocols (by default), and thus is unable to handle them. The reason is, that the protocols "resource://", "wyciwyg://" and "chrome://" are no 'real' protocols (like "http://" or "ftp://"). These protocols might be called 'virtual'. They are to tell the browser to perform a special action, like "mailto:" or "about:" protocol. The "mailto:" protocol however, is known to the Windows OS, and thus Windows knows to handle mailto-links. The protocols "resource://", "wyciwyg://" and "chrome://" are for browser-internal use only: The "resource://" protocol is to address local files (resources) in the browser's installation directory. This protocol might be Gecko-only! I don't know, whether MSIE e.g. can handle it. MSIE knows a similar protocol named "res://". It is to address local resources (even within DLLs), too. The "chrome://" protocol is to address local chrome resources (within \chrome\*.jar archives). But since only Gecko-driven browsers can have a chrome-based GUI, this protocol is Gecko-only! The "wyciwyg://" protocol is something very strange. It might be unique to K-Meleon (I have never observed wyciwyg-addresses in Mozilla). When you see a wyciwyg-address in your K-Meleon, this might be a hint that something went wrong!? [i]It's easy to correct resource:/// by file://c:\program%file\k-meleon\ ...[/i] Your idea to translate the "resource://" into the "file://" protocol is very nice! The correct translation will depend on your browser's (i.e. K-Meleon's) installation directory (you already know that). [i]...but I haven't the solution for chrome and wyciwyg[/i] IMO, there is no convincing solution (see above). BTW, have you ever tried to open a "chrome:" or "wyciwyg:" address in K-Meleon by typing it into the address bar? Try it out and look what happens![/quote]
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