|bod1467 on Sep 29, 2009 at 4:29:45 AM (# 6)|
Long-winded ... user opens Explorer, finds the file in question, then copies the path from the Explorer address bar into a form text field. User still has to type in the filename itself though.
Sensible suggestion? Not a clue. :-(
Terry Young on Sep 29, 2009 at 8:30:24 PM (# 7)
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~sigh~ ...and when it comes to web applications competing with desktop applications, issues like these depress me sometimes.
I finally came up with a solution in FF3 now, a hint of the solution involves the following line:
But that's not the experience we want to give to our users.
I'm back to the drawing board, a DHTML solution doesn't seem to be future-proof now, and I'm open to Flash / .NET solutions.
Terry Young on Sep 29, 2009 at 9:16:03 PM (# 8)
I'm even open to building signed scripts and/or building Firefox add-ons just to allow this.
Terry Young on Oct 7, 2009 at 7:15:42 PM (# 9)
Ruled out Flash.
Hacked a firefox add-on and tweaked it a bit to prove I could append the complete path of the client file onto the DOM.
But then, I'm still seeking for a cross-browser, cross-platform solution.
I'm turning to java applets (which I have never touched)
Terry Young on Oct 8, 2009 at 7:37:07 AM (# 10)
OK, I've found a Java Applet solution... (I'll leave some yummy crumbs for googlebot to pick up)
If I could, I would propose new type attributes to the input tag:
which does NOT upload files, is always readonly, not writable, non-cross-domain, whilst still allowing us to just send valid client paths as strings.
MHenke on Oct 29, 2009 at 2:16:29 AM (# 11)
I introduce a hearty STFU to you.
One is double, dumbass.