So my question is this, is this intended or a bug?
You should definitely file a bug about this.
I suspect that this is actually Just A Bug™ but, even if it is By Design™, it’s worth filing a bug explaining how that design is affecting your app in the real world.
Please post your bug number, just for the record.
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Quinn “The Eskimo!”
Apple Developer Relations, Developer Technical Support, Core OS/Hardware
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Yeah. I can't remember where the text file was since I filed this awhile ago. It's possible the original file was already in a directory my app had access to and I didn't realize it. I can't remember. But from my perspective at least, that wasn't an important part of my bug report.
I really wanted to know if the user explicitly hands me an alias folder (either from drag and drop or from an open panel) if that should give my app access to the original contents. I did get an answer, and I am grateful for that, even though it isn't the answer I was hoping to get.I get emails from users who drag alias folders to my app, and want my app to be able to open the original folder. Presumably, they have their reasons as to why they want to drag in an alias rather than the original folder itself. But it is what it is I guess.