Accessing J(S)mol-containing webpages in local disk, or loading models from local files
Symptom: trying to load an html file with JSmol/Java in Safari. The applet tries to load but then fails.
Solution: Safari > Preferences > Advanced > check the
Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
In the resulting Develop toolbar drop-down, check the
Disable Local File Restrictions option.
Caveat: when models in binary-format files are to be loaded, Safari may fail in any case for local files.
A command entered in the terminal allows to start up MacOS Chrome so that JSmol runs from local files:
open /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app --args --allow-file-access-from-files
(Make sure an instance of Chrome is not active when you issue that command.)
There is possibly a way to write an AppleScript to do this in one fell swoop.
You will be able to read both binary and text files locally. Please enter
about:config in the url address slot and then set
If you need to open local files, start Chrome using the command-line flag
--allow-file-access-from-files. Beyond that, same as for MSIE/Windows below.
It is not possible to load local binary files into JSmol/HTML5 from standard script commands. That is, no direct file reading with any of the following in their names:
.bin .gz .jmol .jpg .map .mrc .omap .png .pse .smol .spartan .zip
This does not apply to files drag-dropped onto the Jmol object or files loaded using "?", which use the HTML5 FileReader object. That method reads binary files without a problem.