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[Bug 712240] Re: better handling of ymsgr links


Hello, thanks for stepping in.

I can't verify because the problem has gotten only worse.  FF no longer
understands the protocol at all, even though libpurple-bin is installed
and "gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ymsgr/command"
returns purple-url-handler "%s".  Nonetheless, Firefox complains that
"The address wasn't understood. Firefox doesn't know how to open this
address, because one of the following protocols (ymsgr) isn't associated
with any program or is not allowed in this context."

** Changed in: pidgin (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => New

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  better handling of ymsgr links

Status in pidgin package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: pidgin

  You need to have both firefox and pidgin installed for the following
  test case.  You also need a working Yahoo Account configured in

  1) start pidgin but log out of your Yahoo account
  2) click on one of the YMSGR links on the right side of http://www.cdrking.com

  A firefox window should pop up and suggest purple-url-handler to
  handle this link (unless you've set that as the default already).
  When you confirm this choice, nothing happens, no feedback given to
  the user.

  3) log into your Yahoo account in Pidgin
  4) repeat step 2

  Now a message window will open for you to type text.  The user in step
  number 2 should be warned that no active Yahoo account was found.

  NOTE: I am specifically not reporting this upstream (yet) since I have
  no way to verify the problem with the latest upstream release.

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