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

From: Ty Heath <heath_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:55:46 -0700

That sounds incestuous.

On Mar 29, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Stefan Kaczmarek wrote:

> Yup. (Theoretically, anyway.)
>
> Yeah, it should work. I mean the applet already does socket stuff,
> so it can have a listening port that the web page will connect to.
> It should be fairly straightforward from a technical standpoint.
>
> - Z
>
> On Mar 29, 2007, at 11:35 AM, Jay Mairs wrote:
>
>> Do you think it will be possible to do with the applet?
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Stefan Kaczmarek [mailto:stefan_at_thezonie.org]
>> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:33 AM
>> To: Ivan Kwok
>> Cc: Dylan Douglas; Jay Mairs; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
>> Subject: Re: http:// & file:// Issues
>>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>
>
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