[thelist] JavaScript fun

Saidi; Marwan msaidi at ced-concord.com
Fri Apr 13 19:08:20 CDT 2001

Happy Friday all!

Here is my deal. I have a form in which users upload files. I have an <input
type="file" name="uploadfile"> field, which must contain the entire path to
the file. I also have an <input type="text" name="filename">, which inserts
the filename only into a database. I need both fields, one with the path and
one with just the filename. Is there any way to do the following:

1. Based on the info in the "uploadfile" field, use JS to strip out the path
info and return only the filename, and

2. Automatically insert the filename into its field?

I know that this is a tall order, and right now I have the user responsible
for entering the filename field manually, but I would love to remove their
error opportunity. Any tips, pointers, or suggestions for a better way to do

Marwan Saidi
CED - Concord IS
msaidi at ced-concord.com

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