Uploader with out a server for UI testing... solved!
eli at media.berkeley.edu
Thu Apr 17 18:14:09 UTC 2008
As some of you may know I've been looking for a way to run the Fluid
Multi-File Uploader on a local machine with out a server for UI
testing. What was interesting was that it has always run happily on my
machine from the start but when Anastasia or Michelle installed it, no
Running the Uploader off a server, even a server running on the local
machine, has always worked. This problem does not effect a real
installation of the component, only this weird setup that UI
developers might want to use while tweaking the interface.
After painstaking research, I figured out that by virtue of my having
the Flash development environment installed on my machine, certain
Flash settings had been configured for me so that local Flash files
were being allowed to do certain functions which normally would be
considered a security risk.
However, there is a work-around for the common man or woman that
doesn't involve installing the Flash dev suite or compromising the
security of your browser.
Here are the steps:
Pull down a copy of the Fluid Multi-File Uploader to your local
machine from SVN
Open your browser
Browse to: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04.html
Click Edit locations... and select Add location...
Click Browse for files...
Select the swfupload_f9.swf file that is in your local /src/webapp/
Restart your browser
Now you should be good to run the uploader files in sample-code/
Please note that if you move your installation, you'll need to do this
all over again. There are settings that will allow the file to be run
from any location on your local machine but these instructions are the
minimum settings and therefor pose the smallest security hole. (If a
security hole even exists at all.)
Also it appears that these settings are global and do not need to
repeated for every browser that you are using on that machine. At
least it was so between Firefox and IE7 on my Windows machine.
I'm writing a Read Me right now for the sample files which will cover
this. Actually, a little copy and paste, and I think that I just did.
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user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley
"Do not solve the problem that’s asked of you. It’s almost always the
- Don Norman
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