incubator-jspwiki-user mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Brian Burch <>
Subject Re: link to local file
Date Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:08:09 GMT
On 19/07/10 11:25, Gavin Goldsmith wrote:
> Hi
> As I recall, from a security point of view, a browser isn't allowed to
> access a local file system. Thus, this isn't (shouldn't be) possible.

If you are on linux, it is possible but it takes a bit of wriggling to 
get round this basic security constraint which applies to all webapp 

I've done it with tomcat. I can't remember the details of defining a 
symlink and permitting it to be followed by a webapp, but the steps are 
documented on the tomcat web site. You'll also find it documented as 
part of my PhotoCollection jspWiki contributed plugin, so search our 
wiki and you'll find out my recipe which tell you enough to do it.

> Gavin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: 19 July 2010 12:00
> To:
> Subject: link to local file
> hi, all,
> How to set a link in the pages of JSPWiki to point to a local file in
> local machine's file system?
> Thanks.
> Robin
> Read our disclaimer at:
> If you don't have web access, the disclaimer can be mailed to you on request.
> Disclaimer requests to be sent to

View raw message