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Is it possible to read and parse an external text file(info.txt) from some HTML file(index.html) using ONLY Javascript? If yes, can you write the function to read the external file?


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let's assume you have a file called index.html and I want to read a file called info.txt. Then I want to have a popup window that say if there is the word "hello" in info.txt. Is this feasible? If yes, how can you read the file in the first place?
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if you want cross-browser functionality,
you can load a file into a frame and get its content via javascript provided the files are in the same domain.
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