#132 ✓resolved
Christopher Stawarz

Absolute paths to resources aren't handled correctly

Reported by Christopher Stawarz | July 7th, 2015 @ 02:35 PM | in 0.7.0 (closed)

When a resource file (e.g. image, sound) is identified via an absolute path,

  1. the file is copied to an appropriate subdirectory of the experiment's server-side "Experiment Cache" directory (good), but
  2. MWorks still tries to load the file using the original, client-side absolute path (bad).

Item 2 happens because the specialization of mw::ParameterValue::convert that returns a boost::filesystem::path uses mw::expandPath, and mw::expandPath doesn't prepend the working directory to paths that start with /. I think any changes will need to happen in ParameterValue::convert, since expandPath is used both client-side (where absolute paths shouldn't be altered) and server-side (where they should).

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