url as file path / repeating factor in UV texture

Is it possible to use an url like
or do I need to have the texture file only on a local disk…

In addition, “Preview” on Mac Os 10.6 is able to display dae textured dae files but the repeating factor is not used…
Has anybody a solution to bypass this issue ?

Many thanks

It’s possible but will depend on the implementation to support different URL schemes (file, http, ftp, etc.)

btw you don’t want the url="", that would be invalid, just have the URL value.