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Posted on 10-01-11 11:31
I've recently tried to "navigate" a website. however, every time i try to open certain directories, I get this error message.
Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (ph) isn't associated with any program.


I tried googling for information on PH to at least get a basic understanding of it but I can't find anything useful.

can someone post a link to a website that explains it? Or can someone explain to me how it works? (if it's no to much to ask)

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Posted on 10-01-11 13:19
Sounds like someone made a mistake when building those links. I'm guessing that if you look in the URL bar, it has something like ph://www.somesite.com. Try changing the URL in the browser to http://, rather than ph://.

Regardless of if that fixes it, what's happening here (that firefox is erroring on), is the beginning of that URI. The first bit of the URI (everything before ://) tells the browser (or whatever application is using the URI) what protocol to use. If you've done any html development on your localhost, you may have used file:///path/to/file.html. file, in this case, replaces http and tells the browser to look on your harddisk, rather than to make an http request for the file. Other common uses of this are for https:// streams (ssl protocted) or for doing ftp through your browser (ftp://).

In the case of your error, firefox is being asked to use "ph" as the way to access the file, which is definitely not a firefox default, if anything atall.