BUG Image setURL() doesn't work for local file URL in Firefox

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marsh...@gmail.com

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Aug 31, 2006, 4:52:20 PM8/31/06
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If I call Image.setURL("file://C:/temp/my.gif");

it works in hosted browser, in web mode IE but not Firefox 1.5

also tried file:/ and file:///

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jac...@gmail.com

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Sep 1, 2006, 9:52:37 AM9/1/06
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Why you use full path url? In my opinion you should change to reference
path.

Copy your source files into the same path with your .html code.

marsh...@gmail.com

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Sep 5, 2006, 8:46:53 AM9/5/06
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You misunderstand. I'm not trying to reference a URL that lives on a
server.

Maybe some background will help.

I've got a FileUpload Widget that allows a user to select an image file
(from their local drives) and submit it. Prior to submission, I wish
to display the image so I've got an Image widget. I call its setURL
method to the path of the file the user is going to upload.

In Firefox, the image does not display.

Vivian Li

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Sep 7, 2006, 3:07:07 AM9/7/06
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Hi Marshall62,
   Firefox will not allow this because of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. It is a security error and if you check the JavaScript console you will find an error that looks something like:

Security Error: Content at http://yourdomain.com/foo.html may not load or link to file:///Users/john/Pictures/01-03-06_1250.jpg .

  If you just use regular HTML and no GWT, you will get the same error.

-Vivian
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