“Origin null is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin” error for request made by application running from a file:// URL


I'm developing a page that pulls images from Flickr and Panoramio via jQuery's AJAX support.

The Flickr side is working fine, but when I try to $.get(url, callback) from Panoramio, I see an error in Chrome's console:

XMLHttpRequest cannot load http://www.panoramio.com/wapi/data/get_photos?v=1&key=dummykey&tag=test&offset=0&length=20&callback=processImages&minx=-30&miny=0&maxx=0&maxy=150. Origin null is not allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin.

If I query that URL from a browser directly it works fine. What is going on, and can I get around this? Am I composing my query incorrectly, or is this something that Panoramio does to hinder what I'm trying to do?

Google didn't turn up any useful matches on the error message.

EDIT

Here's some sample code that shows the problem:

$().ready(function () {
  var url = 'http://www.panoramio.com/wapi/data/get_photos?v=1&key=dummykey&tag=test&offset=0&length=20&callback=processImages&minx=-30&miny=0&maxx=0&maxy=150';

  $.get(url, function (jsonp) {
    var processImages = function (data) {
      alert('ok');
    };

    eval(jsonp);
  });
});

You can run the example online.

EDIT 2

Thanks to Darin for his help with this. THE ABOVE CODE IS WRONG. Use this instead:

$().ready(function () {
  var url = 'http://www.panoramio.com/wapi/data/get_photos?v=1&key=dummykey&tag=test&offset=0&length=20&minx=-30&miny=0&maxx=0&maxy=150&callback=?';

  $.get(url, function (data) {
    // can use 'data' in here...
  });
});