Pulling html tables works fine under openoffice on Windows or debian 6. On freebsd, building from a recent ports tarball or installing with pkg_add -r, libreoffice doesn't. Both versions 3 and 4 have the same problem.
When opening such a spreadsheet, the normal prompt "This file contains links to other files. Should they be updated?" appears. After clicking 'Yes', there's usually a delay as it gets the URL, but with the ports version, it doesn't seem to even try. The spreadsheet immediately shows "The link could not be updated.".
Going to Edit -> Links..., Modify... pops up an error:
Error loading document
Object not accessible.
The object cannot be accessed
due to insufficient user rights.
If you paste that URL into a browser, there's no problem. I don't see any config
How-To-Repeat: 1) Existing link: I have an example file I can provide, with an existing link that works in other builds.
2) Add new link:
Open new spreadsheet.
Insert -> Link to External Data...
Paste in the URL (see bug description), hit <enter>. It should list the html tables, but does not.
Over to maintainer (via the GNATS Auto Assign Tool)
Is this still happening on newer version of libreoffice?