Bug 18545

Summary: WebKit with libsoup backend can handle only http: protocol
Product: WebKit Reporter: Luca Ferretti <elle.uca>
Component: WebKitGTKAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   

Description Luca Ferretti 2008-04-17 05:28:14 PDT
On my WebKitGtk build with libsoup backend, I'm unable to open local (i.e. on my hard disk or other storage media) HTML files in Epiphany, load gtk-docs in (patched) devhelp and load user docs in (patched) Yelp.

A bug against libsoup was opened[1] asking to add support to data: and file: protocols, but it was also closed as WONTFIX, suggesting to use gio/gvfs for any non http: stuff.

PS please note that gio/gvfs should also be useful to manage other protocols in browser links, such as mailto: and any other non-Web protocol used to open or start other applications.

PPS yes, maybe "Add GIO/GVFS support to WebKitGtk" was a better summary...

[1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=526755
Comment 1 Luca Ferretti 2008-04-17 12:56:17 PDT
Sorry for this duplicate, the search page don't show unconfirmed bugs by default, so i didn't see previous report...

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18490 ***