There are two steps to make a link to a local file (be it on the HD or on a CD) :
First, students have to modify the security of the browser. In Firefox, add the following lines to the user.js file :
Second, in order to avoid the blank screen when accessing this kind of resource, the root of the local path where the files reside (i.e. C:\ or D:\ only) has to be specified (choosing a file on the local disk doesn't work!).
Hope this helps,
2 more questions :
- The name of the link "Help displaying local files" should be something like "Choose your local files directory". Where in this site should I present this request ?
- Does anyone knows what the security param of IE and Opera should be in order to make local files linking working ?