Talk:about URI scheme

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IE:Mac Version[edit]

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.

--Matthew0028 —Preceding undated comment added 06:54, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

IE Win[edit]

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...[edit]

You just need the MR Tech about:about extension. Works just like about:about in Mozilla. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:55, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

In my install of Firefox 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 (talk) 16:01, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

about:internets does other things...[edit]

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 (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 (talk) 20:58, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
Type "About:crash" into the "about:internets" tab; it'll replace the favicon with a x_x folder, and state "The Tubes Are Clogged!" as the title. Works in XP as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:24, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:BookofMozilla.PNG[edit]

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about:logo in Firefox[edit]

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. -- (talk) 21:32, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

About:NavigationFailure and About:NavigationCancel[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 07:32, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

opera:drives and opera:button[edit]

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?[edit]

I was wondering if it would be a nice idea to make the actual about: adresses hyperlinks. this way you could immediately test the link in your own browser. Koesper (talk) 13:18, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Wont work, because MediaWiki doesn't recognize about: as a protocol. ffm 01:18, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
We could still use plain HTML for that (<a href...) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Schuhpuppe (talkcontribs) 19:12, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
No we can't, I just tested it. --Schuhpuppe (talk) 19:23, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
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)
And the regular "square bracket notation" [about:blank about:blank], doesn't work either. Jaho (talk) 20:03, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

IE 7[edit]

More abouts:

  • about:NoAdd-ons
  • about:NoAdd-onsInfo

Can anyone find complete list? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:40, 2 May 2008 (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)

generate snippet[edit]

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)

Chrome about:stats[edit]

I'm using the most up to date version of Chrome 4 dev and it does not have an about:stats page. King Rhyono (talk) 07:23, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Two more for Opera[edit]

  • opera:cache?device=memory
  • opera:cache?device=offline

Guess Opera likes Mozilla — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:58, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

about:home in FF4[edit]

In the minefield nightly s they have a about:home page now. It just contains a search box. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:36, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

This page is at the wrong location[edit]

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)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 20:13, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

About: URI schemeAbout URI scheme — Consistency with other URI schemes. --The Evil IP address (talk) 14:42, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Support per nom. --Pnm (talk) 00:04, 3 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support as above. Disclosure: originally, many of the articles listed there originally did have the colons in their titles, but I moved them to the colonless forms several years ago. Most have stayed sans colon since then, except for this one. So I don't really support the move on the basis of "that's what all the others look like", I support it on the basis that it's the correct title, regardless of the others. -- C. A. Russell (talk) 17:33, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. mabdul 19:33, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

about:crash on Google Chrome[edit]

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[edit]

Just type in "about:about" on Chrome for a full list. Looks like the page was made for devs. (talk) 21:04, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

about:cehome (Firefox)[edit]

This is the default homepage of Firefox (According to me. This works in China.) What about...Adding it to the page? (talk) 01:48, 9 July 2015 (UTC)


Under the section, Standardization, there is the sentence (main paragraph), "Note that Opera ASA, the proponents, had long used and advocated alternative browser specific URIs.[4]"

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 (talkcontribs) 20:29, 24 July 2015 (UTC)