Local files in browser widget

Devin Asay devin_asay at byu.edu
Fri Jul 12 10:10:47 EDT 2019

On Jul 11, 2019, at 9:34 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> I think I asked this before but it isn't working now. I thought specialFolderPath("resources") was okay for read-only files. It fails on Android.
> put specialFolderPath("resources") & "/tFolder/tFile.html" into tPath
> set the url of widget "browser" to ("file://" & tPath)
> I get an error that the file was not found. It's there, the folder was included in the Copy Files pane in standalone settings. When I insert an answer dialog to view the path, there's a string that ends with "...base.apk/tFolder/tFile.html" so I think that's right.
> Do I need more or fewer slashes?


I don’t think you need the slashes after file: at all. (“file:” & specialFolderPath(“resources”) & “/tFolder/tFile.hmtl”) should do it.

Also check case on folder and file names. Case matters in mobile file systems in my experience.


Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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