FF4 won't display swf (flash) when opened in xul browser element inside dialog/window




9 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: elad.yosha, Unassigned)


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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b3) Gecko/20100805 Firefox/4.0b3 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b3) Gecko/20100805 Firefox/4.0b3 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

I have FF extensions that open dialogs to display web pages with xul browser element inside them.
with all versions of FF before 4.0, flash files are displayed well inside the xul browser element.
From FF4 only youtube videos can be displayed, all the rest of the swf I've tried, wont displayed. If I browse directly to the url, FF4 will display it fine.
Inside xul browser element I get permission denied location.toString() error and flash won't displayed.

an example flash url is: http://cdn.tictacti.com/widgets/client/imedix.html?tagType=connect4&gameUrl=connect4&gameName=Connect-four&width=600&height=400&publisherId=3208

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
open a dialog from an extension.
inside the dialog put some code like that
      <browser id="genericBrowser" type="content-primary" autoscroll="false" />
load an src into the browser, flash pages won't displayed
Actual Results:  
flash/swf throw permission denied on location.toString()
and it won't display
Mass-closing old Extension Compatibility bugs that relate to legacy add-ons or NPAPI plug-ins. If you think this bug is still valid, please reopen or comment.

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Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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