In a custom subscreen exit, I have an SAP picture control.
If I pass the picture control a "file" URL, i.e. a URL that begins with "file://", then the picture control loads fine. So I know there's nothing wrong with the code.
But if I pass the picture control a true web URL, i.e. a URL that begins with "http://", then the picture control doesn't load - nothing appears in the container.
I assume that what's going on is an access authorization problem - that at this site, the SAP runtime is not authorized to access the external web on its own.
Is this generally true? Does it take special authorizations for the SAP runtime to be able to access the web?
Also, if what I'm experiencing is an access authorization problem, wouldn't you think the program would short-dump or at least display an error message, rather than just displaying nothing ????
Thanks for whatever time anyone can afford to spend considering these questions.