Problems reading from files in the Classic environment

Jan Decroos jan.decroos at
Fri Oct 24 03:04:26 EDT 2003

use-revolution at writes:
>I came across the situation recently where I developed an app under 
>OS X that was destined for delivery under OS 9. Its core 
>functionality is to read and display a series of html files. To 
>ensure interoperability, the path to these files is constructed using 
>the apps filename, environment and platform.
>The app works fine when running under OS X and OS 9 but fails when 
>running in the Classic environment. When I say fails, it starts up 
>OK, it's just that it doesn't actually read any data from the 
>requested files. Thinking that it was a path issue, I queried the 
>existence of the files at the requested paths (if there is a file 
><filePath>), presuming that the problem was path related. The answer 
>was true but the data was none! Same response even if I resorted to 
>using the answer file dialog.
>Am I missing something basic here or is this a real problem?

No. See  Bugzilla (2003-08-19):


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