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  • Browser compatibility issues

    Alphaites,

    I have an app that tries to open a PDF into a new TabbedUI tab. I will only work in IE. These are the errors I get in other browsers…

    Chrome - “Not allowed to load local resource”
    Firefox - “The address wasn’t understood”
    Edge - “This Internet Explorer instance does not have the following capabilities: privateNetworkClientServer”

    I’m using the “Open a Web Page or PDF in a Window or DIV” action javascript. Does anyone know how I can get this to work across all browsers?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Browser compatibility issues

    What is the exact address of the PDF you are trying to load?

    From the errors, it looks like the PDF file is on YOUR computer, not your server. Are you sure you are referencing a PDF on the server?

    Have you tried it from other PC's or just your own?

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    • #3
      Re: Browser compatibility issues

      Hi Larry,

      The pdf is not on my computer, or on the alpha application server. It's being opened from a mapped drive on one of our file severs. The addresses being called are being manipulated to this format... "M:/CRM/Documents/136317/JobFile/JobFile369119R.pdf". This is then being fed to the PDF filename property of the action script.

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      • #4
        Re: Browser compatibility issues

        Look at this link and read through the responses.

        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5...le-d-css-style

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        • #5
          Re: Browser compatibility issues

          I have to admit that when I read the response, I thought i wandered into the desktop side again, lol. I am pretty sure that I.E. Being part of windows can access it, but any other browser will fail as a matter of security. I think it is more akin to cross domain without the domain...in other words that PDF really needs to be on teh server and called form a relative URL.
          Based on Larrys link, I think the only thing you could do is use a browser that works.
          I could be wrong though - so don't give up hope! I was wrong once or twice before. Good luck and if you find a solution be sure to post back.
          Thanks.
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          • #6
            Re: Browser compatibility issues

            as far as i know you cannot access any files outside of the webroot, but the server, meaning the a5w pages can, to a level. there are articles how one should reach files in folders outside of the webroot, like copying that file to a session folder etc., you might want to check those articles.
            thanks for reading

            gandhi

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            • #7
              Re: Browser compatibility issues

              I think that I may just look into the session folders solution. I had to jump through a lot of hoops just to get this to work with IE but if that's the only browser that it will work with then I'm crippling my solution. As I've never worked with session folders, I may have more questions getting that setup but hopefully not.

              Thanks for the help everyone.

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              • #8
                Re: Browser compatibility issues

                see here..
                http://documentation.alphasoftware.c...%20Webroot.xml
                thanks for reading

                gandhi

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                • #9
                  Re: Browser compatibility issues

                  You should also read how to store files in the session as the session_folder should not be used

                  http://www.alphasoftware.com/documen...0in%20sessions

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                  • #10
                    Re: Browser compatibility issues

                    Ok I must be missing something. I can't figure out how to copy existing files to the session folder using the method in Jerry's link. I can create a new file but not copy an existing one.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Browser compatibility issues

                      may be you can try using an a5w page as long as you make sure the customers don't meddle with your program.
                      in an ux or a5w page you place a button and call an ajaxcallback function that will copy using file.copy method.
                      create a tmp directory in your webroot then issue a command
                      file.copy("source file with extension", "tmp\destination file with extension")
                      then you should be able to open fro your server, then it is safer to delete the file, i think.
                      thanks for reading

                      gandhi

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