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cannot open link to EPUBreader catalog (chrome:// URL)

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I have FF 16.0.2 and the EPUBreader extension installed and it works fine. When I click on a local .epub file, it opens in the browser. Have also a local webserver (http://localhost) and a home page with all my local and external links. I would like to add a link to the Epub catalog like that: <a href="chrome://epubreader/content/catalog.xul" target=_blank>BOOKS</a> The problem is that FF does not show anything when the link is clicked. How do I fix it?

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Only an extension can open a chrome URL via such a link on a web page.
You may see a security error in the "Tools > Error Console".
You can use a bookmark with the location set to the chrome URL instead if you want to open the catalog.xul page.

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Chosen Solution

Only an extension can open a chrome URL via such a link on a web page.
You may see a security error in the "Tools > Error Console".
You can use a bookmark with the location set to the chrome URL instead if you want to open the catalog.xul page.

Question owner

Thank you for the tip on the Error Console - yes, I see the security error. I was hoping there is a way to disable those errors in config or user.js. Later found the Epub catalog link preset in Bookmarks and Tools, so looks like I'll have to use it from there only.