Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#9905 new enhancement

WebPositive unable to handle ftp urls

Reported by: Disreali Owned by: leavengood
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Kits/Network Kit Version: R1/alpha4.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


Web+ reformats ftp:// url's and adds an http:// to the beginning. Using web+ from Alpha 4.1 install.

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Change History (8)

Changed 6 years ago by Disreali

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by tidux

This behavior is no longer present in hrev45834. WebPositive now spawns a Terminal window running /bin/ftp for ftp:// links.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Disreali

Summary: WebPositive adds "http://" to ftp urlWebPositive anable to handle ftp urls

That is only a stop-gap.

Web+ should be able to handle ftp urls bt itself, instead of spawning a terminal. The fact that it can't is ludicrous. I don't know of any modern web browsers that lack the ablility to handle ftp urls.

On hrev45807 web+, typing "" into the address bar brings up a google search.

I'll test post hrev45834, but web+ still should be able to handle ftp urls on its own, like Firefox or IE do.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Disreali

Possibly related to ticket:6377

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by tidux

I'd rather have it spawn /bin/ftp in a Terminal than have the usual half-assed browser FTP implementation where you have very little control over the details of the FTP connection and can't upload.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Disreali


A typical web browser user only wants to have the ftp archive listed as it is in most modern web browsers, such as IE or Firefox, and would be confused by WebPositive's current behavior.

Advanced users, which you seem to be, would already use a dedicated ftp client or ftp through the terminal.

WebPositive needs to address a typical users needs, and not confuse them by opening a terminal window. As previously stated, Web+ needs to be able to handle ftp url's, as all modern web browsers currently do.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by pulkomandy

Summary: WebPositive anable to handle ftp urlsWebPositive unable to handle ftp urls

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by waddlesplash

Component: Applications/WebPositiveKits/Network Kit
Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Type: bugenhancement
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