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Redirect to a file:// on client side : is it possible ?

Julien Roubieu
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Joined: Nov 16, 2005
Posts: 10
Hi,

I'm trying to do the following for a few hours, and I don't event know if it is possible... What do you think ? :

Knowing that there is a file at a specific location on the hard drive of the client machine which is accessing the webapp (say C:\dir\image.jpg), is it possible to redirect to a file URL (file:///C:/dir/image.jpg) so that the client will see the file locally ?

When I write a "file://" URL in any browser it will actually find the file, but if I put this same URL in a link href in a web page, the browser will just ignore my click...

Could it be a security issue ? Or am I missing something ?
Thanks for your help !

Julien
Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Browsers specifically disallow this this behaviour for security reasons.


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Julien Roubieu
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Joined: Nov 16, 2005
Posts: 10
This is understandable.

Thanks for your answer.
 
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