Problems reading from files in the Classic environment

Martin Baxter martin at
Fri Oct 24 04:19:39 EDT 2003

I'm doing "get url" file access all the time under MacOS 8.6 and 7.6
without any problems.
But I haven't yet upgraded to rev 2.1 and I'm still using 2.0.3

What version of rev are you using ?

When you say Classic -I guess you mean 68k MacOS ? I've found there are
significant differences there between running 68k standalones in emulation
on PPC and on an actual 68k machine.


>Terry Judd wrote :
>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?

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