I am in need of assistance. I have a file in a controlled
environment (same user computer all the time) and am trying to
import a txt file via URL which contains image file URLs. When the
text file is imported, the script then imports the images from the
names within the text file. This all works great in authroing mode
and as a projector. For whatever reason it does not work in
I am using DirectorMX (on either platform, doesn't matter)
Client machine is Mac OSX 10.4
Browser is Safari
This is what I am using now. Any ideas or missing Xtras?
Something that would help. Also, in Safari's Activity window, it
says plug-in cancelled for the status of the text file. I'm
thinking this may be a Xtras thing, but I have included ALL xtras
in the director file. If I need to add an outside Xtras folder,
thats fine. Not sure where it should be though.
When you are running in Shockwave, the file you are importing
is either on a remote server or on your local machine. If it is on
your local machine, then, for security reasons, the movie and any
folders that it reads in must be in a folder named dswMedia.
If the file is on a remote server, then Director cannot just
read the file: it has to download a copy of the file onto the local
machine first. This is an asynchronous process: the Director movie
continues to run while the file downloads in the background. You
need to detect when the file has finished downloading before you
can access its contents.