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NavigatetoURL problem with Javascript call

Posted on 2009-02-22
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a flash file and using NavigatetoURL to get a link from an XML file and load it into a div container. The Javascript function I am using came from DynamicDrive and is called ajaxPage. The XML reads fine and I get the information I need; the problem I have is an an error message relating to line 30 in my Javascript function: "Access Denied"

line 30 = page_request.open('GET', url+bustcacheparameter, true)

Adobe website sdays the following but I do not think it pertains to my setup as I am running this on my local pc under IIS;

"For local content running in a browser, calls to the navigateToURL() method that specify a "javascript:" pseudo-protocol (via a URLRequest object passed as the first parameter) are only permitted if the SWF file and the containing web page (if there is one) are in the local-trusted security sandbox. Some browsers do not support using the javascript protocol with the navigateToURL() method. Instead, consider using the call() method of the ExternalInterface API to invoke JavaScript methods within the enclosing HTML page.

In Flash Player, and in non-application sandboxes in Adobe AIR, you cannot connect to commonly reserved ports. For a complete list of blocked ports, see "Restricting Networking APIs" in the security chapter of the Programming ActionScript 3.0 book.

I wonder if anyne can help as I have found no answers on the internet at all... :(
function onMouseClickEvent(event:Event)  {  
trace("IN: "+glo.myURLvar.myURL);
var websiteURL:String = "Javascript:ajaxpage('" + glo.myURLvar.myURL + "','ajaxcontent');"
var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest(websiteURL);
navigateToURL(request, '');
JS Code
function ajaxpage(url, containerid){
var page_request = false
if (window.XMLHttpRequest) // if Mozilla, Safari etc
page_request = new XMLHttpRequest()
else if (window.ActiveXObject){ // if IE
try {
page_request = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP")
catch (e){
page_request = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
catch (e){}
return false
loadpage(page_request, containerid)
if (bustcachevar) //if bust caching of external page
bustcacheparameter=(url.indexOf("?")!=-1)? "&"+new Date().getTime() : "?"+new Date().getTime()
page_request.open('GET', url+bustcacheparameter, true)

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Question by:clearchannel
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Bane83 earned 1400 total points
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Verify that the url is correct.  The XMLHttpRequest object has a bad habit of spitting out "Access denied" on bad URLs.  Stupid error to throw, but whatcha gonna do, right?  Be sure that the url is properly cased as well as I've seen situations where this thing hiccups over that as well (ie:  www.mysite.com/test.html vs www.mysite.com/Test.html)

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ID: 23707172
When I trace the URLs they're correct though so I do not understand it :(
The URls I am using are local and fully qualified domina URLS so it should work for those at least.

Could it not be something to do with the NavigatetoURL command I am using and the string containng the javascript call?

Accepted Solution

clearchannel earned 0 total points
ID: 23712073
I sort of figured out the issue;for some reason cross-domain URLs in the way I have used them in the Javascript call is invalid. So I have had to use realtive pages in my XML file and then quickly redirect those pages to the external websites. to scoot round the problem.

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