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Searching local HTML Docs with Chrome browser doesn't find anything, ever

asked 2013-05-14 10:01:54 +0200

rickhg12hs gravatar image

updated 2013-07-12 04:00:15 +0200

Using locally generated documentation ("make doc" in install dir), the Chrome browser search feature doesn't ever find anything. It used to work, but I don't know when it broke.

My local browser URLs:



... only show Searching ... forever.

This URL returns with doc references quickly.

What could be blocking my local doc searches? Where can I look to start debugging? Interestingly, Firefox works fine.

Chrome's javascript console reports:

Failed to load resource: Origin null is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin. file:///usr/local/src/sage/sage-5.10/devel/sage-main/doc/output/html/en/reference/searchindex.js
XMLHttpRequest cannot load file:///usr/local/src/sage/sage-5.10/devel/sage-main/doc/output/html/en/reference/searchindex.js. Origin null is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin.
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It works for me with sage-5.9.

tmonteil gravatar imagetmonteil ( 2013-05-14 13:00:29 +0200 )edit

@tmonteil: What URL do you use in your browser?

rickhg12hs gravatar imagerickhg12hs ( 2013-05-14 22:22:48 +0200 )edit

I used `file:///opt/sagemath/sage/devel/sage-main/doc/output/html/en/reference/search.html?q=lfsr` since sage-5.9 is installed at `/opt/sagemath/sage/` on my computer.

tmonteil gravatar imagetmonteil ( 2013-05-15 09:42:30 +0200 )edit

My Chrome still just sits there. No cpu or disk activity that I can see. However, just checked Firefox and it works! Must be a weird Chrome setting.

rickhg12hs gravatar imagerickhg12hs ( 2013-05-15 10:10:48 +0200 )edit

Same symptoms for Sage 5.10 and Chrome Version 28.0.1500.71 8-(

rickhg12hs gravatar imagerickhg12hs ( 2013-07-12 02:39:34 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-06-09 12:49:04 +0200

luran gravatar image

It appears that Chrome by default prevents local files from accessing other local files, and since you were viewing the documentation from a local file (through the file scheme), searchindex.js cannot be loaded as in your console report.

You can either start chrome with --allow-file-access-from-files option, or run a local server from the documentation directory (so that you visit it through the http protocol instead).

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