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I want to store the contents of a textarea into a text file then have the page load the contents of this file next time it is loaded.

I cannot use SSI and would preferr not to use CGI...

Thanks, Jeff
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by:bobline
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To process forms you *have* to use CGI (if your web space provider allows it). Don't be afraid! It's rather easy and there are plenty examples on the net.
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by:jkelly061597
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Here's the heart of the matter:

I am running a web site on my personal PC as a sort of Intranet. I'm running Microsoft's Personal Web Server so there is some way I can run files...

Can you give me the run-down as to my options???
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by:bobline
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Then you still should use scripts. There is PERL for Win32 available on the net and you can use EXE.

See your PWS manuals for what languages are available for server-side scripting.
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by:TAMC
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Better yet use ASP, with ASP you can write open change or do whatever you want to any file.  Reject his answer and I'll write if for you.
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by:jkelly061597
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Deal...
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by:TAMC
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First, before I write the ASP I need to know your server, is a NT server running IIS with ASP installed, if not, ASP won't work.
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by:eversoslightly
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If you use FrontPage98, I can show you exactly how to do it - and EASILY.
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by:jkelly061597
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I'm using frontpage!
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eversoslightly earned 60 total points
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OK... goto the page you want the textbox.  Hit Insert--->Form Field--->ScrollingTextBox.  Size it how you want.
Right-click on submit.  Hit Form Properties.  Change the filename to the file you want it to save to.
Hit Options.
Hit confirmation Page
Type in there the page that you wrote above.
Hit OK
Hit OK
Hope this works!
-EverSo
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by:jkelly061597
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It works great until I get the error:
"not supported"

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by:eversoslightly
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Weird.  Does your server have FrontPage Extensions Installed?
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by:jkelly061597
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well here's the scoop:

I am running on my PC, using a free program from microsoft that give frontpage support on my own PC. It wouldn't surprise me if this aspect was left out...
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by:jkelly061597
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Any more ideas???
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by:eversoslightly
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A. Your webpage  must be on a 'true' web server.
B. That web server must have installed the software 'FrontPage Server Extensions' (free).

You can't do it if it is just on your hard drive - not even with CGI  (I really don't think)
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by:jkelly061597
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Okay, Thanks anyway

Jeff
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