Re: http:// & file:// Issues

From: Stefan Kaczmarek <stefan_at_thezonie.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:33:13 -0700

Ok, I made the app serve up the files, and it works. :)

On Mar 28, 2007, at 6:19 PM, Ivan Kwok wrote:

> Stefan, it doesn't work on Vista IE7. It asked me for allowing
> ActiveX control first, after I granted it, it's still not showing
> the embedded player. I've tried the same file on XP and IE6, it's
> working fine.
>
> -Ivan
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Kaczmarek [mailto:stefan_at_thezonie.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:18 PM
> To: Dylan Douglas; Jay Mairs
> Cc: Ivan Kwok; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
> Subject: RE: http:// & file:// Issues
>
> You guys still have vista available? Or just IE7? I wonder if
> they've buttoned up the issue as well. (Cuz I guess it could be a
> security issue.)
>
> ---Original Message-----
> From: "Dylan Douglas" <dylan_at_mediadefender.com>
> To: "Stefan Kaczmarek" <stefan_at_thezonie.org>; "Jay Mairs"
> <jay_at_mediadefender.com>
> Cc: "Ivan Kwok" <ivan_at_mediadefender.com>; "Ty Heath"
> <heath_at_mediadefender.com>; "Ben Ebert" <ben_at_mediadefender.com>
> Sent: 3/28/07 4:32 PM
> Subject: RE: http:// & file:// Issues
>
> Yeah, the local html file would probably be able to do it, but then
> it's accessing the local html file that causes the problem, rather
> than the media.
>
> ----------
> Dylan Douglas
> MediaDefender
>
> From: Stefan Kaczmarek
> Sent: Wed 3/28/2007 4:05 PM
> To: Jay Mairs
> Cc: Dylan Douglas; Ivan Kwok; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
> Subject: Re: http:// & file:// Issues
>
> Nope.
>
> You can't get past the fact that you have a frame that points to a
> file:// from an http:// page.
>
> On Mar 28, 2007, at 3:53 PM, Jay Mairs wrote:
>
>> Can you put the embedded player in a frame that points to a local
>> html
>> file which contains the embed tags pointing to the local media file?
>>
>> Yay, run-on sentence.
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Stefan Kaczmarek [mailto:stefan_at_thezonie.org]
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:35 PM
>> To: Jay Mairs; Dylan Douglas; Ivan Kwok; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
>> Subject: http:// & file:// Issues
>>
>> Okay, so here's a snag of sorts:
>>
>> Mozilla supposedly doesn't let you reference local files from remote
>> pages, as a security thing.
>>
>> I have a simple file at http://md.thezonie.com/embed.html which you
>> can enter a full path URL to a movie file on your local machine, and
>> click the embed button. It should embed the video below the text
>> edit. I can't get it to work with Firefox or Safari on Mac, and it
>> doesn't work with the latest Firefox on Windows. It works fine in
>> IE6, but I don't know about IE7.
>>
>> There is a security.checkloaduri item in Firefox's about:config that
>> if you set it to false it shouldn't do the check, but that just makes
>> my windows ff crash. (Rock.)
>>
>> I guess it's a security concern that remote pages not access local
>> files, which is what we want to do here. I figure worst case the
>> local files can be slurped through the application, which will use an
>> http:// rather than file:// query, but that doesn't work for the
>> applet, unless it had a listening port and was an http server as
>> well. (Oh the ass.)
>>
>> This doesn't effect the "launching" of the media and running it on
>> their computers, just the embedding of them in web pages.
>>
>> So ... I am not sure how you guys want to proceed with this.
>>
>> - Z
>
>
Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 10:55:54 BST

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