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Posted on 2006-10-20
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Hi experts,

I am trying to access
http://localhost:8080/qc/SubjectCategoryListRetriever
from
http://localhost:8080/qc/index.html

and it throws an exception:  
Permission denied to call method XMLHttpRequest.open

so, i put the suggested fix:

try {
   netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserRead");
} catch (e) {
alert("Permission UniversalBrowserRead denied.");
}

alert("h1");
var transaction = YAHOO.util.Connect.asyncRequest('GET', "localhost:8080/qc/SubjectCategoryListRetriever", callback, null);
alert("h2");




but that just fails when trying to enable the permission.
can someone tell me what is going on?  

thanks
Daniel
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deepaknet earned 1374 total points
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Daniel,

This needs to be called from signed scripts. Check out this URL for details: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/components/signed-scripts.html
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by:dbrownell83
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it turned out that i had to use relative paths instead of absolute paths, because it confuses 172.0.0.1 with localhost, as a crossdomain transaction
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