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Posted By: LudwigVan

Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 01/09/03 10:07 PM

I was hoping for proper support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1, the only feature I'm really missing in mIRC, but it still doesn't work, at least not properly. Clicking a URL <a href="irc://servername/channelname" target="_blank">irc://servername/channelname</a> or <a href="irc://servername/#channelname" target="_blank">irc://servername/#channelname</a> in an HTML page will start up mIRC (if the protocol is associated with it, though I think it's hijacked by MSChat by default), but it won't even connect to the server. Copying such a link and pasting it in mIRC doesn't work, and the "/server" command doesn't support this format, either. (Additionally, if a copy of mIRC is already open, clicking an irc:// link starts another copy of mIRC, instead of using a new window in the already opened one.)
Posted By: Collective

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 01/09/03 10:20 PM

The only feature suggestion I see there is to do with /server, the rest work fine for me so it is either a problem your config or a bug in mIRC.
Posted By: Khaled

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 01/09/03 10:47 PM

It works perfectly well here, in v6.1 and in previous versions of mIRC, ever since it was added as a feature.
Posted By: zac

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 01/09/03 11:02 PM

When I click on an irc:// link I get a new mIRC opening and the following in a few error dialog boxes:

"Windows cannot find "irc://irc.dal.net/test". Make sure you typed the name correctly, then try again. ..."

"Internet Explorer cannot open this helper application for "irc://irc.dal.net/test"..."

Doesn't quite work. :P
Posted By: Collective

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 01/09/03 11:20 PM

Do you have chatlinks enabled in mIRC Options -> IRC -> Catcher? If you don't then enable it, if you do then disable it, click Ok then go back into mIRC Options, enable it again and click Ok again, then try.
Posted By: zac

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 01/09/03 11:21 PM

They were enabled previously. I disabled, hit OK, and reenabled, and it still fails as described above.
Posted By: Khaled

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 01/09/03 11:43 PM

I've tested it under windows 95, 98, ME, and XP Pro here, and it works fine under all of them for me. If you figure it out, please give me a holler.
Posted By: Strider

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 02/09/03 02:52 AM

I get the same error under Windows 98. It used to work just fine, but now it doesn't.

This might be a registry-related issue, though. When it stopped working, I didn't change my mIRC version or anything, it just happened from one day to another, IIRC.
Posted By: Poppy

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 02/09/03 07:10 AM

I had the same problem a while back, but someone suggested making sure that 'Enable DDE Server' was checked. Lo and behold, it worked. It can be found in Options->Other->DDE.
Posted By: vasil_michev

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 02/09/03 07:30 AM

And why there's still no support for irc links in irc?
I mean clicking on <a href="irc://some.server/#channel" target="_blank">irc://some.server/#channel</a> in mIRC itself
Don't tell me it's because inviters, since clicking on channel name already does the job ;b
Posted By: Strider

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 04/09/03 06:14 AM

Ah, thanks. That solved the problem.
Posted By: Poppy

Re: Still no support for the irc:// protocol in 6.1... - 04/09/03 07:05 AM

You're welcome. smile
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