how to upload automatically a file to a web server

Posted on 2003-02-19
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Last Modified: 2010-04-09
I know already how to upload a file with HTML thanks to the POST method. So everything works correctly except that i don't want the people to choose by their own the path of the file that will be uploaded to the server. I'd like that they are only able to press the submit button to accept the sending. So i tried to give to the Input a hidden type, and to give it also a value (here the path of the selected file). (the code is below) But this doesn't work yet...
I would appreciate that u could give me a useful help in order to get out of this problem.

<form method="post" action="recevoir.php"  ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data">
  <input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="1000000000">
  <input type="hidden" name="file_name" value="k:\projet\report.xml">
  <input type="hidden" name="nomfic" value="report.xml">
  <input TYPE="hidden" name="nomrep" VALUE="Report_stock/">  
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Transferer">
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Not possible. You CANNOT grab files from the user without their consent.

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Well actually you can grab files with ASP, but not with normal HTML. Don't know about PHP.

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I think this is not possible,

becoz of the security restriction. if this can possible ... I can grab the files (say registry file) of some ones machine to see what he got by sending him a html form to fill it as a survey.

may be...

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You can't grab files from the CLIENT with ASP -- that's a SERVER side language.
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