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Is there any way to make this solution work on IE9???
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How do you think IE9 prevents it? How about other browsers :-)
And why would you need it? If these are your images, you can place them where you want, and avoid cross-domain use of them...
--SA
n.podbielski 1-Nov-12 9:35am
   
It's obviuos. It does not work. That is all. Gimmyacode,pleaseitsurgent.thanxinadvance :)
   
:-)
I'm just thinking how much of abuse it can be. Potentially...
--SA
n.podbielski 1-Nov-12 9:43am
   
I guess you can encode script as BASE-64 and feed it like an image. But I also don't know what context urlToData function will do, maybe it would sanitaze content somehow. It's not important anyway. If it is content, an image I would just copy bloody thing to same domain and bother to do something like this.
   
I don't think it's even relevant. A Web site can easily block using its source image from outside its domain; it can also be done automatically when hosting it. I think I have such option with my new Web hosting (let me check up; that's interesting). Just check up HTTP request IP and don't serve the image if the request from the wrong domain...

Web browsers has something to do with cross-domains too, but what I know is just about safety, so one site could not eavesdrop data from other site if the pages of both are loaded in the same process. This is a huge design flaw; I think I read about such vulnerabilities...

It's not very likely that the OP's case is related to a browser. Besides, frankly, I would question if what OP try to achieve would be legitimate...

--SA
   
This is called "hotlink protection" and can be the case.
Please see my answer where I give the idea.
--SA

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Please see my comments to the question. How do you know that your problem is related to a Web browser at all? Did you try with other browsers?

You should always keep in mind that a Web site can easily protect images from being used by another side serving on a different domain. This is because an HTTP server receives an HTTP request which contains a sender IP, so the server can always apply certain limitations. This can even be done at the level of hosting, which translates this option into the server configuration, typically for a virtual side. I have such option with my current Web hosting provider. This is called hotlink protection. To get an idea, please see:
http://www.htaccesstools.com/hotlink-protection/[^],
http://support.hostgator.com/articles/cpanel/what-is-hot-linking-how-do-i-enable-and-disable-hotlink-protection[^],
http://www.cpanel.net/media/tutorials/hotlink.htm[^],
http://www.htaccesstools.com/[^].

—SA
   

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