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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎05-19-2011
My Device: Storm2 9550
My Carrier: Student

Problem with "C:\fakepath"

Hi.. I have an app that allow to select a file (image) and then show it on the screen


My problem is on recent browsers the path of the file is hidden by the "C:\fakepath" sentence... i.e "C:\fakepath\image.jpg"


I need the absolute path because I have to read the file and then show it like


<img name="image" id="image" src= "data:image/jpg;base64,[...data...]"/>


But i can't open the file because i can't get the absolute path...



Then I proved to send the image to a server and then received the blob data again..


<form name="form" method="post" action="upload.php">
<input type="file" id="uploadedfile" name="uploadedfile"/>
<input type=hidden name="fileid" id="fileid" value="123"></input>
<input type="button" onclick="upload()" value="presiona"/>


function upload(){


But it takes me to a new page (a blank page because server is not sending a response by now)  from server and I can't go back to the application again..


Please.. I will be very thankfully  if you can help me to find a solution..








Posts: 163
Registered: ‎05-06-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Not Specified

Re: Problem with "C:\fakepath"

If you are selecting the image from the shared location then there is a constant value for the filepath exculding the filename. You could fix a constant for this path. And then append your filename to this path. Filename can be obtained like below on the file onchange event


var imagesrc=document.getElementById("fileType").value;
var imageName = imageSrc.split("fakepath");

where fileType is file type tag id and  imageName[1] gives you the filename. In case of Playbook the constant path is 'file:///accounts/1000/shared/camera'


Posts: 131
Registered: ‎03-25-2009
My Device: Z30
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Problem with "C:\fakepath"

 I  am trying to do the exact same thing.  


If I have the following in my config.xml file:


But I still get fakepath back when i get the value of the input, though the input displays the real path to the user.


Should I not have access to the full file path?But it is possible the user is selecting a a text file as well. If they select a text file I would like to be able to read the text file and show a preview of it's content.


Does developing a webworks app prevent me from all filesystem access?


Does the <rimSmiley Tongueermissions> tag work with ripple? I don't see that section showing up in the config validator in ripple (lower right had corner).