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

From: Stefan Kaczmarek <stefan_at_thezonie.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:53:06 -0700

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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