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Custom icons not showing in Google Maps

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I have saved to my public Dropbox folder some custom icons (this folder was recommended by the icon developer). The icons can be used and viewed on Google Maps when using IE but not using FF 8.0.

I have saved to my public Dropbox folder some custom icons (this folder was recommended by the icon developer). The icons can be used and viewed on Google Maps when using IE but not using FF 8.0.

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Sites Affected

http://maps.google.com

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  • Office Live Update v1.4
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Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0

More Information

I have tried uploading an .htaccess file to the same folder as the icons, as recommended on several threads, but this has not helped.

cor-el
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That is a problem with CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing).

See this MozillaZine forum thread "My own Google Map icons are not visible in Firefox 8":

That is a problem with CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing). * http://enable-cors.org/ enable cross-origin resource sharing * https://developer.mozilla.org/En/HTTP_access_control See this MozillaZine forum thread "My own Google Map icons are not visible in Firefox 8": * http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=2359775

Question owner

Yes, I have tried creating an .htaccess file and saving it in the public folder of Dropbox, where my icons are hosted, but this has not worked for me, nor for many other FF 8 users.

Yes, I have tried creating an .htaccess file and saving it in the public folder of Dropbox, where my icons are hosted, but this has not worked for me, nor for many other FF 8 users.
nico.mollet 0 solutions 3 answers

Alright FF8 enabled CORS. What about file sharing services like Dropbox where we can't upload a .htaccess file to change the "Access-Control-Allow-Origin".

Now Dropbox is pretty useless on Firefox8, should Dropbox change his policy just for Firefox8 ?

Alright FF8 enabled CORS. What about file sharing services like Dropbox where we can't upload a .htaccess file to change the "Access-Control-Allow-Origin". Now Dropbox is pretty useless on Firefox8, should Dropbox change his policy just for Firefox8 ?
nico.mollet 0 solutions 3 answers

I found out even icons hosted on Google Sites or Google Code are not working...

I found out even icons hosted on Google Sites or Google Code are not working...