|Summary:||xdg-open does not support queries in file: URLs|
|Product:||Portland||Reporter:||Reuben Thomas <rrt>|
|Component:||xdg-utils||Assignee:||Portland Bugs <portland-bugs>|
|Status:||NEW ---||QA Contact:|
|i915 platform:||i915 features:|
Description Reuben Thomas 2016-11-09 00:04:09 UTC
This is not really xdg-open's fault. For example, I believe it works in KDE (as per bug #7863); but it doesn't work in GNOME, because gvfs-open doesn't support it. xdg-open should (as usual) paper over the cracks here, by detecting queries (and anchors) in file: URLs, and improving open_generic to open them with a browser. This can be achieved by improving is_file_url_or_path to be, as it were, is_plain_file_url_or_path. This bug prevents xdg-open being used in some places, e.g. as Racket's launcher (www.racket-lang.org).