in my browser, i can link and open files on the intranet network
That’s because you’re within an intranet and using a file system. A web site is a separate entity – even if it is hosted within the intranet – and cannot use the file:// protocol. You will either have to host the files on the server or include the files in web pages using some other method.
it sounds like you have hit Browser security. Most modern browsers will not execute a file: link from within a http: (delivered) page. That is why you need to use http: But the pathing/URI may have to be changed. Keep in mind http: is delivered through the web server while file: is NOT delivered but opened directly by the client as a local file. This is why file: is a security issue and should never be used.
The browsers will launch the file but not within an http: delivered page.
i kinda have the same problem as yhowardyang has/had. I made a wordpress site which is not for the open net, but is used as intranet. So it is online..
I want to create a page named: ‘shortcuts’. On this page I want shortcuts to files on my local network. However, after I made the link, it simply will not open. If copy and paste the link in a new browser, it works without a problem.