html export not working with certain kinds of embedded media

Bug #1279841 reported by Steve Hodges
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description


I'm using Mahara 1.8.0 downloaded from on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS with postgresql 9.1.

My question involves embedded media and exporting to html. I've found that certain kinds of content -- in particular those that rely on javascript to be displayed properly in the browser -- are not rendered properly in an exported portfolio. For example, embedded PDFs, videos, and image slideshows do not work. The content itself is included in the exported site, but none of the enabling javascript is.

I assume this is by design, but I am wondering the reason for it.

Why it matters to us: We're considering ways that we could do long-term archiving of portfolios and thought perhaps the html export would give us a way to do that.

Thanks for any feedback.


Further discussion in this thread:

Jono Mingard (mingard)
Changed in mahara:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: export
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Jono Mingard (mingard) wrote :

I can confirm this happens in master as well.
Note the PDF problem is a separate (but related) issue - the iframe that holds the PDF still uses the mahara installation as the source URL, and iframes from external sources seem to be disabled in modern browsers if you've opened the HTML file locally (ie. you're using a file:// URL)

Jono Mingard (mingard)
Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Jono Mingard (mingard)
Jono Mingard (mingard)
Changed in mahara:
assignee: Jono Mingard (mingard) → nobody
Aaron Wells (u-aaronw)
tags: added: html
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Kristina Hoeppner (kris-hoeppner) wrote :

Created bug #1698699 for the PDF issue.

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Rangi Daymond (rangid) wrote :

The PDF was fixed.

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