WebEngineView: image not loaded in a HTML when using 'loadHtml' with HTML content in a string

  • Hi,

    I am using a WebEngineView to show messages (like a chat), with the help of a WebChannel.

    I set a html from resources as url of the WebEngineView:

    WebEngineView {
                id: myChat
                url: "qrc:/res/test.html"

    To display an image in my html, i add a 'div', for instance:

    <div class="file-thumbnail" style="background-image: url(file:///C:/Users/Diego/AppData/Local/Temp/Penguins.png);"></div>

    The thumb is displayed properly, since the file is available in this path

    In one moment, i save all the html content into a string and restore it after a while using


    The html content is displayed properly except for the image, an error message appears in console:

    js: Not allowed to load local resource: file:///C:/Users/Diego/AppData/Local/Temp/Penguins.png

    The image is still there, if I set this link in a real Chrome browser the image is open properly

    Any idea? Thanks a lot in advance,


  • I found it. It seems to be a problem with the WebEngineView class and web security.

    I had to add an argument to my QApplication a new argument: "--disable-web-security"

    Now it works.


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