Jquery load() only working in firefox?

I am trying to get into jquery/ajax and I can't even believe I can't get past this first test. I'm following an example I found at The Jquery API site and I followed it just about to a T.

I created a local folder on the desktop, and added 2 files.





<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>


<div id="stage">

$( "#stage" ).load( "list1.html" );




<div id="list">

I was trying for like 15 minutes to run index.html in chrome and nothing displayed (like the jquery wasn't loading correctly). Out of pure curiosity I opened it with firefox and it displayed as expected.. something like this

  • Test
  • Foo
  • Bar

So is this a browser issue? Why does Chrome and IE not show this loaded list, but firefox does? I can't figure out if it's my code or the environment which is infuriating when trying to learn.

Try launching chrome / chromium with --allow-file-access-from-files flag set

See How do I make the Google Chrome flag "--allow-file-access-from-files" permanent?



If still not works, check the Network section in the Developer Tools of your browser and see if there are any HTTP or Security errors.