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How can I read some information from a text file on the client machine?
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Question by:WhiteEagle
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thanassis earned 100 total points
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Using JavaScript, you cannot!
JavaScript is not capable of doing file IO.
You would need some kind of object (activeX or a plugin) to connect to the filesystem and grab the file.
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by:Ryan Chong
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agree with thanassis, and you may need use the server side script languange to grab the file content, the current popular server side languange is like ASP, JSP, Coldfusion, php, etc.

regards
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by:papmech
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try using vbScript instead of javascript. go to www.planet-source-code.com and search under vbscript for file IO or "read text file". hope this helps.
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by:Antithesis
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If the file is something written by you and less than 2kb, then you could just use cookies.
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by:papmech
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instead of searching in vbScript in www.planet-source-code.com, u could search under javascript. who noes wat surprises u can find...
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by:defy_boy
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it is possible, you can load a text file into a frame

You are not supposed to be able to read from this, but there are holes in IE that allow you to

So it CAN be done, but it should NOT be done, local files are the clients property...
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