[pmwiki-users] file:// links (was: UserAdmin, where does the main menu appear by default?)

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Fri May 8 13:18:13 CDT 2015

By default, browsers since MSIE 6.0 (released 2001) ignore links from 
web/internet/intranet pages to documents on a local network/machine with 
the file:// protocol. So, while it is possible to write such links, you 
shouldn't count on users being able to download such files. This is not 
a limitation of PmWiki, but a feature of web browsers.

On the server where PmWiki runs, if the processes of Apache and/or PHP 
have access to the local network, you may be able to use the DirList 
recipe to link to such files:


If your PHP process doesn't have access to the local network, ask your 
System Administrator to configure it.


On 2015-05-08 18:26, Alice Gorman wrote:
> I think this is simple but I am having a tough time with it.
> I am trying to link to a pdf file on my network. When I click on the 
> link
> on my PMWIki is just ignores it. My goal is to create a link that will
> open a .pdf file on my network.
> This doesn't work. What am I missing? I've tried IP#, drive name, 
> mapped
> drive letter.
> * [[file:///W:\wiki\AccelerateYourExcel.pdf | Accelerate your Excel]]
> * [[file:///Company_Events\wiki\AccelerateYourExcel.pdf | Accelerate 
> your
> Excel]]
> Thanks,
> Alice Gorman | Help Desk/System Administrator

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