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jimwild100 Jul 23, 2010 11:17 AM
Hi, I've tried a search in the discussion and find nothing.
I'm new to and have been trying to get a few wiki pages set up. I'm having real trouble linking to external files on our file server. I can't get the external link to work in my browsers (safari4/Firefix3 on osx10.5) file:///file server/location/location/ I can copy the link out of and put the exact same text into the location bar and it works, it's just the browser will not open the link in the wiki page. Any ideas?
thanks, Jim.™ v3.1.3 free open source edition
Replies (3)
jimwild100 Aug 20, 2010 12:07 PM
bump... any ideas ?

many thanks
romasha Aug 23, 2010 09:52 AM
Hello Jim,

You will not be able to link to a file on your file server from

To be able to link to an external file, it has to be an html link like:'s%20Enterprise20%20quarterly%20supplement%20comparing%20Cynin%20JiveSBS%20and%20Socialtext.pdf

To achieve your requirement, you can upload the file to itself (in another or the same Space) and link to it using the internal link feature of the rich editor.

Hope this helps.
dhiraj Aug 24, 2010 12:40 AM
From a technical standpoint, if you can get the URL to work when you copy paste it into the browser address bar, then what your problem is that is not "linkifying" it, right? That could be solved with an update/addition to a portal_transform I think - that's the place where URLs in comments get converted into links, for example.

What happens when you paste the file:/// link into the Insert external link dialog in the WYSIWYG editor? Does it not accept it as valid? Further, if you go down to HTML source view in the editor and actually type out an "a href" around the URL, does the link get stripped or does it come through properly and work then?