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Using document.location

P: 1
I had a question regarding the use of document.location. I have the following script:

<HTML>
<BODY>

<SCRIPT LANGUAGE=JAVASCRIPT>

window.status='';

document.location='file://c:/myfolder/myfile';

</SCRIPT>

</BODY>
</HTML>

This does not work when I browse to the page in Firefox but does in IE. If I enter the path in the Firefox address bar, it works; ie:

file://c:/myfolder/myfile

What am I doing wrong here?

Also will this work if I browse to the page from another client? That is, will the web server redirect the client to the file located on the server's c: drive rather than the local client?

I tried it from another machine and it did not seem to work.
Oct 1 '06 #1
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P: 4
just an opinion, you shouldn't use absolute paths because they stuck you in a fixed point of the directory hierarchy. Even worse if you add the "C:" because it (also) makes your script OS-dependant.
Oct 2 '06 #2

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P: 143
The path you're specifying will redirect people to a location on their own HD.
Oct 2 '06 #3

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