Correct img format for browser widget.

jonathandlynch at jonathandlynch at
Sun Jul 16 09:10:04 EDT 2017

Hi Hermann,

Is this part of the same-source policy for web pages? The HTML file and the image file needing to be in the same folder?

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> On Jul 16, 2017, at 5:45 AM, hh via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> You can have that without a (local) server when using a browser widget.
> Although you can NOT display an image from disk without javascript by
> only setting the htmltext with a correct filepath, for example as follows.
> (This is a browser engine thing, can not be influenced by the widget.)
> Example htmltext of the widget or text of the file "flower2b.html":
> <html><body><img src='flower2b.png' width='80' height='60'></body></html>
> But it works if you set the URL of the widget to a (local) html-file that
> has exactly this text as html (if 'flower.png' is in the same folder).
> *** Then the htmltext of the widget is 'anchored' in the local file system
> and can use a full or relative path.
> BTW. To display an image "/home/jh/images/flower.png" from disk in a field
> for example at size 80x60 at char 42:
> 1. create an img "i1"
> 2. set the filename of img "i1" to "/home/jh/images/flower.png"
> 3. set the width of img "i1" to 80; set the height of img "i1" to 60
> 4. set the imagesource of char 42 of fld 1 to "i1"
>> James H. wrote:
>>> hh wrote:
>>> ... Or in case you meant simple HTML load (not canvas2d):
>>> <img src="...">
>>> where src = "full http-path to image" (local server is running)
>>> or src = "relative path to image"
>> Actually I am not loading a file from a server, I am setting the htmltext of the widget.
>> The file I am loading is actually a markdown which I convert to xhtml using mergMarkdownToXHTML.
>> I then set the htmltext of the widget to this converted content.
>> Now the text etc all display fine as I would expect, however the images don't.
>> The image tags in the markdown are correctly converted to <img src="..."> but obviously the path to the image file is not being correctly interpreted by LC.
>> If I was to display this in a text field (by setting its htmltext) I would need to change the img tag's src attribute to include the "binfile:/" prefix.
>> When I do this the image displays as expected in the text field.
>> However, this displays the images at the size they exist on disk.
>> I notice the dictionary (which is using the browser widget) does not do this. It actually scales the images down where required.
>> So I thought rather than set the htmltext of the field, let me set the htmltext of a browser widget.
>> However none of the forms of the URL for the images that I have tried work.
>> I do not know javascript and while I can sort of follow the logic behind the guide display in the dictionary I can't fathom how it actually works.
>> It is taking the markdown, converting it the a form of html and it correctly shows the text and the images.
>> I am trying to do this without the javascript.
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