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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 !