User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 loading an image off the local hard drive doesnt work. works in IE6, almost works in Opera7.53 adviced it fails due to potential security risk; yet the URL the page came from was literally 127.0.0.1/ Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. place a p.png file in C:/ 2. look at http://www.fourspace.com.au/t5.html it validates with w3.org Actual Results: IE6 displays the image, Opera gets all details and makes placeholder but does not render the pixels; Firefox1.0.4 (appears to) ignores the whole html tag. Expected Results: displayed the image. if its a "security" issue to load an image from the local hard drive; the fact the URL was obtained from 127.0.0.1 should turn off that security "feature".
See bug 176502, bug 272100, bug 268778, bug 282798 and a hundred others. Remote sites linking to local content is a security issue, and is therefore not allowed.
the html was loaded from 127.0.0.1 (there is no security risk). how about a secret hidden down the back somewhere feature i can turn on, that allows html from 127.0.0.1 to load local images.
You can set the "security.checkloaduri" pref to false if you want to allow this, but that could potentially allow cross site scripting and other attacks, so I woul strongly recommend you not do that for day to day browsing.