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Edit file from Alfresco inconsistent in different browsers

Question asked by thiagoalencar22 on Dec 11, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2010 by invictus9
I've installed Alfresco-Community-3.2r2-Linux-x86, however opening a file directly from Alfresco's explorer interface is not working consistently across different browsers. Probably I'm missing something here, since this is such a basic functionality of Alfresco. Strangely, the link presented is different from each of these browsers:

http://<server>:8080/alfresco/d/d/workspace…/filename (this Opens the txt file in notepad)

<servername>:8008/alfresco/d/d/workspace…/filename (this Opens the txt file in the browser)

Firefox: same as IE, but file is opened in the browser.

Notice that the http is not shown in Chrome. What I actually want is to open the file for editing through CIFS (address should be file://<servername>/…/filename). The situation is not good also when trying to open e.g. an ODT (openoffice document) in IE, since the browser tries to open the file inside the IE window and goes to a buggy state that you simply can't work in the document.

In anyway, why is there the "http" at all when you want to edit the file from the CIFS, since using http seems to always create a local copy of the file and whenever you save it, it doesn't go back to the Alfresco repository but actually to your local drive (or is opened as read-only)??