[plt-scheme] IE Warnings

From: Yavuz Arkun (yarkun at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Jun 27 09:13:22 EDT 2008

OK, here is an alternative approach from the truly kludgy fringe, tested on XP:

1. Make sure Windows "file and printer sharing" is enabled.
2. Make the "doc" subfolder of the PLT install "shared" via right
click/properties/sharing. Give it the share name "doc".
3. Access the documentation by typing "\\igor\doc\index.html" in the
browser. (My host name is igor.) Everything seems to work without the
warnings, etc.

Similarly, if you copy the doc folder to a local server, you seem to
be able to access it without the restrictions applied to local files.

I think it would also work if you can add "file:/<your PLT Install
folder>/doc" to trusted zone sites under IE security settings and
uncheck the https box. I could not manage to find a way to make the
dialog accept any variant of the string though.

Unfortunately, all of these require potential changes to user's setup,
so at best they may be leads to a better solution.

BTW, I cannot follow the logic of the EI settings: does a file really
become less dangerous if it is on a remote or local server rather than
your own PC?


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 13:17, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> On Jun 27, Noel Welsh wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
>> > But if there's a link to something that is not an html file (like
>> > the release notes text files), then there's no way to add that
>> > comment, and these links will just not work.  That makes things
>> > considerabley worse.
>> It seems to me that there is no completely satisfactory solution,
>> but a partial solution is better than no solution.
> That's why I mentioned the fact that there is no error at all!  If
> there was an error (better, a dialog that asks you to confirm going to
> the link) then that would be fine.  But IE refuses to go to the link
> in complete silence -- there is no indication that something is wrong,
> it just doesn't work.  That's bad enough that it should never happen.
> (It's so bad that even though I just read about the problem 30 seconds
> before, when I tried it I still kept left-clicking with stronger
> force.  It's completely counter-intuitive.)
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