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Is it possible to dictate what browser will open?
ansokclifford



 
Msg#: 4410209 posted 12:33 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi!

I just wondering if it is possible to dictate what browser will open in an <a> </a> tag?

is it possible? do you know how? pls help

 

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Msg#: 4410209 posted 1:30 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

If you are wanting to open say Opera from an anchor on a webpage in say Firefox then that is not possible. Is that what you mean?

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Msg#: 4410209 posted 8:26 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

How can you open a browser that I haven't installed?

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Msg#: 4410209 posted 1:06 am on Jan 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

This is really just another variant of "How can I override the user's expressed wishes?" isn't it? There are lots of places scattered around my computer where I tell it what browser to use when opening a link.

I kinda doubt you can tell one browser to use a different browser when opening an internal link. Now, if you've got those same links in a pdf file...

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Msg#: 4410209 posted 1:56 am on Jan 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

If that were possible it would create a rather big security issue.

Scenario: User visits a site with an exploit for another browser, page detects that you aren't running the browser, but give you a link that will launch the vulnerable browser (if installed) when clicked on.

Answer: No it is not possible and hopefully never will be.

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