URL Link allows you to open a non-URL in a browser.
URL Link is a small Firefox and ThunderBird extension that allows you to select a non-URL in a mail/news message or web-page, and open it in a browser window.
For emails, it reconnects links in emails which have been broken across several lines, and also replaces spaces with the URL character code so that you may follow emailed network 'file:' links (which it auto-detects from Windows X: or servdir references).
For web pages, it also allows you to select textual links/URLs in web pages or edit boxes, and follow them as if they were real links. It will always let you follow links and also analyses mailto: links.
There are currently more translations thank I care to keep listing here (thanks to the guys at http://www.babelzilla.org/)!
URL Link has (as of 2.00.0) a preferences dialogue allowing customisation of the 'not a proper URL' sub-menu which converts, e.g., "sometext" to "www.sometext.com", so that locale-specific conversions can be added (like 'www.*.co.uk').
Upcoming is a prefs. dialogue for custom search and replace strings (e.g., convert Windows driver letter to some file:///mnt/smb/ path for Linux users).
· Mozilla Firefox
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release fixes a regression in the last version when used with non-Latin1 selections in the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird.
· If you have more issues in this area, please email me (mozilla at fnxweb dot com) with your locale setting and an example; thanks.
· This release also contains a security fix in the custom-menu handling code.