Bug 98648 - xdg-open does not support queries in file: URLs
Summary: xdg-open does not support queries in file: URLs
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium minor
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Reported: 2016-11-09 00:04 UTC by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2016-11-09 00:04 UTC (History)
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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).

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