Talk:about URI scheme
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- 1 IE:Mac Version
- 2 IE Win
- 3 about:about works in Firefox...
- 4 about:internets does other things...
- 5 Fair use rationale for Image:BookofMozilla.PNG
- 6 about:logo in Firefox
- 7 About:NavigationFailure and About:NavigationCancel
- 8 opera:drives and opera:button
- 9 why not make the about: adresses clickable?
- 10 IE 7
- 11 generate snippet
- 12 Chrome about:stats
- 13 Two more for Opera
- 14 about:home in FF4
- 15 This page is at the wrong location
- 16 Requested move
- 17 about:crash on Google Chrome
- 18 Found some about: pages for Chrome
- 19 about:cehome (Firefox)
- 20 Ambiguity
As far as I can tell, the about: addresses do not work in the Mac version of IE; they all give a blank page. I'm not sure if this has always been the case, but on the latest version (5.2.3). Made changes to the article to reflect this, though I didn't go so far as to say that there aren't any that work -- don't really know for sure. If anybody has more information on this issue, it would probably be useful to include.
On a version of Internet Explorer that I've used, there's "about:tabs", which provides information on a new feature that allows viewing of multiple websites in the same window. --Gray Porpoise 22:07, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
about:about works in Firefox...
- In my install of Firefox 184.108.40.206 on WinXP about:about does neither display an error window nor does it anything to the page that is currently loaded. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:01, 13 September 2007 (UTC)
about:internets does other things...
In Google Chrome, I've noticed that occasionally, about:internets gives a blank page with "The Tubes are Clogged!" as the title. I haven't noticed anything different about browsing when this happens. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:48, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
- Edit: Ok, I think it does it in Vista. Vista doesn't seem to have the screensaver. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 20:58, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for Image:BookofMozilla.PNG
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about:logo in Firefox
about:logo appears to do nothing in Firefox. It does not even load a blank page. It simply acts like it is loading a page, but then does nothing. Is this the case for other users? --cattrain 04:45, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Firefox 3.0b1 does load the logo at least on openSUSE 10.3 - I suppose that is true for all systems and will be true for the final version as well. The question now is: Should the table header be changed to "Mozilla Application Suite/SeaMonkey/Firefox <= 2.0.0.x | Firefox 3.0" or should the text in the row be edited instead? I won't decide that. --126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:32, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
About:NavigationFailure and About:NavigationCancel do not belong in the Internet Explorer about box because any About:<unknownsyntax> will yield the results. The result is not due to the code following "about:". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Worddoc (talk • contribs) 07:32, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
opera:drives and opera:button do not work in my version of Opera: Opera 9.25 on Linux. Do they work in newer beta versions and/or on other operating systems or are those pages deprecated? Daniel andersson (talk) 21:41, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
why not make the about: adresses clickable?
- Correct. If we enter an HTML anchor tag in the wiki source this is what happens: <a href="about:blank">about:blank</a> (in a regular HTML file this just works fine). If we surround the anchor with <nowiki>...</nowiki> tags, to escape the mediawiki preprocessor, it gives the same result: <a href="about:blank">about:blank</a>. That puzzles me, I would expect it to work. See: Help:Wiki markup#Limiting formatting/escaping wiki markup. Jaho (talk) 19:59, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
- In Firefox, SeaMonkey and Google Chrome about:about gives a (complete?) list. Doesn't work in MSIE though. Jaho (talk) 20:13, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
Similarly, in early versions of Internet Explorer,
about:followed by a string of HTML (e.g.
about:<em>hello world</em>) would render that string as though it was the source of the page - thus providing a similar (though more limited) facility to the data: URI scheme defined by RFC 2397.
I'm using Firefox 3.5.6 and can't use such a HTML snippet neither with about: nor data:. This would prove useful especially to have a textarea for spell checking, is there a way to have this with a recent Firefox ? --DynV (talk) 09:16, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
Two more for Opera
about:home in FF4
This page is at the wrong location
This has long bothered me.
This article should be located at about URI scheme. The colon is not part of the scheme name. If it were, a URI would be about::blank, for example.
The page was at one point located at the correct location, but consulting the about URI scheme article history reveals that it was moved to its present location (apparently with no discussion) in 2008. -- C. A. Russell (talk) 00:15, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
- It originally had the colon, FYI: about: URI scheme article history LFaraone 00:16, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
- I didn't say that it was originally at about URI scheme, just that it once was. I corrected the article title from its originally incorrect title. Then it got "fixed" and moved back to the incorrect one. -- C. A. Russell (talk) 17:26, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
about:crash on Google Chrome
It says on the article that about:crash displays the "Aww, snap!..." message, but in my experience what it does is it forces a crash on the tab, prompting Chrome to display the "Aww, Snap!" message. I know this because I have WinDbg installed and when I try about:crash WinDbg catches the access violation exception and no message is displayed on Chrome until I close WinDbg.--Dave.haku (talk) 00:48, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Found some about: pages for Chrome
Does this mean "alternative-browser specific URIs" or "alternative browser-specific URIs"? -_-
People like to think we don't need hyphens, but there are still many circumstances that I see just in my day-to-day life wherein unneeded ambiguity could go unproduced if someone had just considered using a hyphen. Good Goddesses, this is annoying... — Preceding unsigned comment added by SarahTehCat (talk • contribs) 20:29, 24 July 2015 (UTC)