XSL Transformations on local XML files generate error XSLT8690: Access is denied.

Confirmed Issue #6771535 • Assigned to Scott W.


Mar 4, 2016
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

To reproduce this, create any XML file locally on a drive that links to a local XSL stylesheet in the same directory. Type the path using the file:/// syntax into the Edge browser. The browser will generate the error in the console and only display the XML file with the tags stripped out, not the correct transformation.

A sample XML and XSL file set has been attached.

Expected Results:

The browser should be able to run the XSL transformation correctly and display the formatted output.

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Kamen M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “Rajat J.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rajat J.” to “Scott W.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Scott W.” to “Steven K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Steven K.” to “Scott W.”

    • I think it is by design, it would be a security risk to allow reading arbitrary local files.

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