Today I learned about extensions.greasemonkey.fileIsGreaseable… a way to get Greasemonkey to process file-system documents… for scripts to work with file:// paths, you need to open about:config and set extensions.greasemonkey.fileIsGreaseable to true.
Found some instructions about How to open file links in Firefox 1.5 and above and I’m going to try it out just as soon as I can reset my browser.
Basically you add something like the following to your user.js file which is in C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Profile]\user.js.
user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "localfilelinks"); user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", "http://www.example.com"); user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.checkloaduri.enabled", "allAccess");
The URI file://bender-xp/C$/ works in an anchor tag in IE8 to open the \\bender-xp\C$ file share on my network. In this case bender-xp was the name of my local machine but it works for remote file shares too (I tested it to a Samba share on another box).
Unfortunately my version of Firefox (version 9.0.1) doesn’t support this.
Been learning about the Data URI scheme. That’s what you use to embed image data in HTML or CSS.