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Flash - opening URL's when viewing locally

Posted on 2009-05-05
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I have a flash site that requires to be viewed locally but it has popup javascript window functions on the buttons, the problem is these do not work when viewed locally. Is there anything that can be done about this? I need the popup new window facility to function when viewing offline... oh Flash is published as v.9, but it can be v.8, nothing lower though as I require the filters.

Example of the Javascript i have on the button can be viewed below. The desc.link variable is just the name of the page to be pulled in.
getURL("javascript:openNewWindow('pages/" + desc.link +"','thewin','height=900,width=1100,toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes') ");
 
//Or a static URL would be as follows...
 
getURL("javascript:openNewWindow('pages/example.html"','thewin','height=900,width=1100,toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes') ");

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by:ChristoferDutz
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this might not have anything to do with Flex/Falsh.
I know that some Browsers as the IE run in different modes when accessing "local files"/"remote files"/"https files". I think when you open a HTML-File locally, you can't send data (A get-http-request can contain data) to the net. I think this was done to prevent a lot of CrossSiteScripting attacks. I remember that the only way to send data to the net, when opening a local file, was to exploit an error in Adobes Accrobat which didn't have this restriction in it's own JavaScript Enginge by adding a hidden PDF with JavaScript proxy-code ... I think they wouldn't have gone through the trouble if there was a direct way.
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by:josh3man
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The web pages i require to open are also local so it doesn't need to access online data, but as you mention with Flash 8+ i think the facility to open browser windows locally is restricted???? I can actually use getURL normally but i want to use the javascript method for various reasons, but im not sure if this is possible?

thanks

Josh
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Well in order to controll the Security settings of the Flash player Sandbox, there is an option to add a special policy file to the server you are trying to access.
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/166/tn_16629.html

I have also found this interesting document ... It's in german though ... maybe you can read it ;-)
http://www.adobe.com/de/devnet/flash/articles/fplayer8_security_07.html
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