[thelist] form field to text file?

Raymond Camden rcamden at allaire.com
Tue Jan 30 17:40:32 CST 2001

The text file is made on the web server? Then it has to be server side.
There is no way a browser can force your server to create a text file. That
would be a major security problem. Do you mean a file on the client side? If
so, you can use signed javascript or java applets to do that.

Raymond Camden, Principal Spectra Compliance Engineer for Allaire

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> Subject: [thelist] form field to text file?
> Greeting, List...
> Here is the scenario:
> Visitor opens page with form
> Visitor types stuff into single scrolling text box
> Visitor presses "Submit"
> A .txt file is generated with the text inputted
> The txt file should be written over with every submission, i.e. only hold
> the last info submitted
> The problem is it has to be client side (no perl, alas alas!)
> which makes me
> think I'm left with JavaScript, maybe?
> Or am I actually left with a pipe dream and not a chance in hell?
> --Bri
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