Jasmine-Jquery error: object doesn’t support this property or method

I hit an error while using Jasmine and Jasmine-Jquery on a Windows 7 machine. Turned out that the root cause of the issue was with a Chrome setting on Windows 7. I spent significant amount of time googling before I found the solution. What tripped me in my Google search was that I kept searching for Jasmine/Jasmine-JQuery errors. This mini-post is to help folk who hit the exact same issue as I did.

I was trying to run fixture.HTML while using Jasmine-Jquery with the loadFixture() method. I was greeted with this strange error message:

TypeError: Object doesn’t support this property or method
Error: Fixture could not be loaded: spec/javascripts/fixtures/fixture.html

This issue had nothing to do with Jasmine-Jquery. It was related with the cross domain policy settings under Chrome. Latest versions of Chrome don’t allow file://URIs to read other file://URIs for security reasons.

One way to solve this problem is to run chrome.exe with the switch --allow-file-access-from-files. To do so, launch the command prompt and issue the following command:
$CHROME_DIR\chrome.exe --allow-file-access-from-files
On my machine, the above command translated to:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --allow-file-access-from-files .

Cautionary note: Do NOT surf the web with the –allow-file-access-from-files setting enabled – it is dangerous! There is a good security reason for why Chrome does not allow local files to access other local files.


Rupesh Mishra
I tinker with technology. My work has helped me gain good exposure to different areas of testing like Test planning and execution, filing bug reports, preparing test reports, Writing Automation script using python and Selenium webdriver. I am also aware of Unit testing using Junit, Jasmine and Python. I also have good knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, SQL, Django and Unix.Beside testing I like playing cricket, football, squash and listening to music.

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