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uploading a text file on to server

Posted on 1999-06-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-25
    Using a web browser how I can upload a text file or any
other file on to a server. also after uploading where does the file in the server be on ?
Question by:deep_well
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mouatts earned 200 total points
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A qualified yes is the answer.

Using Netscape (but not IE) there is an option to upload a file. To do this you will need to know the username and password to the site (if it is configured this way). As to where it is loaded to depends on the directory that you select.

Using any browser you can upload a file if the web page contains a form with the <INPUT TYPE="FILE"> tag within it. Where that file is stored depends on what the backend script does with it.

There are also some activeX objects that do the same thing (but these only work with IE).


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> Using Netscape (but not IE) there is an option to upload a file.

I don't think this is true. I wrote a CGI script which lets one upload a file. And it works with both Netscape and IE.

> Where that file is stored depends on what the backend script does with it.

This is true. Your CGI script decides where to write it.
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I'm afraid you misunderstand me. Within Netscape you can initiate an ftp (not HTTP) upload via file|upload file this option is not present in IE.

Your CGI would have been involved when using the second method that I mentioned.


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