5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2008 8:01 AM by Newsgroup_User

    IE working, Firefox not

    Robert_Loblaw
      Okay here goes,

      I've implemented a small corporate intranet based upon the template used for our external website. I've been using Dreamweaver as the editor and am serving the site using IIS. The site consists of linked documents and directories, some are under the site root and others are located on different servers.

      When opening the site with IE 6 or 7, all links work fine and users are able to access files or open directories based on these links. When opening the site with Firefox (or Chrome for that matter) none of the links to anything living outside the site root will open, I get Page Cannot be Displayed.

      When I run the Link Checker anything outside the site root comes back as broken, even though it works in IE. I do understand that IE can handle sloppy html, but am still at a loss for the fix. When I try to repath the borken links by browsing to the file (using the folder icon next to the broken link in linkchecker) it switches all the \'s to /'s, and then asks me if I want to copy the file to the local site root (which I don't becasue these files are dynamically updated by staff). If I click no, then it leaves the path changed, but alas, does not work.

      Here are some examples of how the pathing looks in Firefox:

      This one is the address displayed in the address bar after clicking the file link:
      http://bkvnet/forms/%5C%5Cfs4%5COrganization%5CDisciplines%5COperations%5CBKV%20Manuals%5C IT%20Operations%20Manual.pdf

      Here's the way it looks when I hover over the link (at the bottom of my browser):
      http://bvknet/forms/\\Fs4\Organization\Disciplines\Operations\BKV Manuals\IT Operations Manual.pdf

      Here's the actual html code:
      <a href="\\fs4\Organization\Disciplines\Operations\BKV Manuals\IT Operations Manual.pdf">BKV IT Manual</a><br>

      I'm not sure if there is an easy fix or not, but I'm struggling. Any suggestions would be helpful.

      Thanks,

      Robert
        • 1. Re: IE working, Firefox not
          Level 7
          The actual code is wrong.

          Here's the actual html code:
          <a href="\\fs4\Organization\Disciplines\Operations\BKV Manuals\IT
          Operations
          Manual.pdf">BKV IT Manual</a><br>

          There should never be backslashes in a link. And you should think twice
          about using file/pathnames with spaces in them.

          Try this -

          <a href="//fs4/Organization/Disciplines/Operations/BKV Manuals/IT
          Operations Manual.pdf">BKV IT Manual</a><br>


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          "Robert Loblaw" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:garj5o$f88$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Okay here goes,
          >
          > I've implemented a small corporate intranet based upon the template used
          > for
          > our external website. I've been using Dreamweaver as the editor and am
          > serving
          > the site using IIS. The site consists of linked documents and directories,
          > some
          > are under the site root and others are located on different servers.
          >
          > When opening the site with IE 6 or 7, all links work fine and users are
          > able
          > to access files or open directories based on these links. When opening
          > the
          > site with Firefox (or Chrome for that matter) none of the links to
          > anything
          > living outside the site root will open, I get Page Cannot be Displayed.
          >
          > When I run the Link Checker anything outside the site root comes back as
          > broken, even though it works in IE. I do understand that IE can handle
          > sloppy
          > html, but am still at a loss for the fix. When I try to repath the borken
          > links by browsing to the file (using the folder icon next to the broken
          > link in
          > linkchecker) it switches all the \'s to /'s, and then asks me if I want to
          > copy
          > the file to the local site root (which I don't becasue these files are
          > dynamically updated by staff). If I click no, then it leaves the path
          > changed,
          > but alas, does not work.
          >
          > Here are some examples of how the pathing looks in Firefox:
          >
          > This one is the address displayed in the address bar after clicking the
          > file
          > link:
          >
          > http://bkvnet/forms/%5C%5Cfs4%5COrganization%5CDisciplines%5COperations%5CBKV%20
          > Manuals%5CIT%20Operations%20Manual.pdf
          >
          > Here's the way it looks when I hover over the link (at the bottom of my
          > browser):
          > http://bvknet/forms/\\Fs4\Organization\Disciplines\Operations\BKV
          > Manuals\IT
          > Operations Manual.pdf
          >
          > Here's the actual html code:
          > <a href="\\fs4\Organization\Disciplines\Operations\BKV Manuals\IT
          > Operations
          > Manual.pdf">BKV IT Manual</a><br>
          >
          > I'm not sure if there is an easy fix or not, but I'm struggling. Any
          > suggestions would be helpful.
          >
          > Thanks,
          >
          > Robert
          >
          >

          • 2. Re: IE working, Firefox not
            Robert_Loblaw Level 1
            Thank you, I did go in and change the slashes as suggested, but still not displaying in Firefox. It still opens fine in IE, but nothing in Firefox and actually I don't even get a Page Cannot be Displayed, just nothing.

            you are correct about spacing in file names, and ironically, that's the one file out of over 200 with spaces :) I had to rename all staff's files without spaces after all my batch files failed to run properly.
            • 3. Re: IE working, Firefox not
              Robert_Loblaw Level 1
              Back to the top, I order you!
              • 4. Re: IE working, Firefox not
                merlinvicki Level 1
                why the two forward slashes?
                • 5. Re: IE working, Firefox not
                  Level 7
                  I took that to mean that it's the name of a shared drive.

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                  "merlinvicki" <merlinvicki@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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                  > why the two forward slashes?