[CS-FSLUG] Is FireFox anti-microsoft?

Don Parris evangelinux at thefreelyproject.org
Sat Feb 5 11:11:08 CST 2005

On Sat, 05 Feb 2005 08:38:33 -0500
Frank Bax <fbax at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> At 12:02 AM 2/5/05, Timothy R. Butler wrote:
> >>Create an html file (anywhere on your disk) that contains these lines:
> >>         <a href="/index.html">TEST LINK</a>
> >>         <img src='/Sample.gif' width='20' height='20' border='1' />
> >>You can change the links to path of any html/graphics files on the same 
> >>drive as this test file.  Open this test file in IE and the image will 
> >>appear and the link will work.  In Firefox the image does not appear and
> >
> >>the link does not work
> >
> >         Nor should it. That isn't correct... at best, IE is just doing 
> > what it always does... accepting broken code (in the case of applying 
> > this to a local file system).
> After sleeping on it, that's just about exactly what I was thinking while 
> having breakfast.  It also occurred to me that the cdrom with "absolute" 
> links would also have a problem when I pop it into a Linux system!  That 
> convinced me that IE was "broken", not Firefox.
> >In a way this is annoying, but I think it really is correct.
> You're right. 
> _______________________________________________

If I think of it, I'll send a copy of my start page I use at work.  I
created a start page on the disk that takes me to internal and external
links.  Probably, if I'm just downloading a site off the 'Net, and trying to
open it from my disk, I might run into problems.  That's when I would use

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