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When I include a "File Upload" field on a webpage, it prompts me for the FTP username and password on submit.  I would like people to be able to submit files without giving them ftp access.  Is this possible?
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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How are you coding it?  Are you submitting to you FTP site?

Cd&
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by:adamdrayer
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<form method="POST" action="--WEBBOT-SELF--" onsubmit="return FrontPage_Form1_Validator(this)" language="JavaScript" name="FrontPage_Form1" enctype="multipart/form-data">
        <!--webbot bot="FileUpload" s-email-format="TEXT/PRE" s-email-address="xxx@xxx" b-email-label-fields="TRUE" b-email-replyto-from-field="TRUE" s-email-replyto="xxx@xxx" b-email-subject-from-field="FALSE" s-email-subject="Job Application" s-builtin-fields u-confirmation-url="Thanks.html" startspan --><input TYPE="hidden" NAME="VTI-GROUP" VALUE="0"><!--webbot bot="FileUpload" endspan i-checksum="43374" --><p>
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by:adamdrayer
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and then lower down:
<p>Upload Resume <input type="file" name="F1" size="20"></p>
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by:seanpowell
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I assume you're running the 2002 server extensions on your site?
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by:adamdrayer
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yes.  The form submits fine when I use textboxes and drop-downs...  When I try to use a "file upload" field, the submit button produces a ftp login, presumably because i am trying to transmit a file.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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adamdrayer,

Just for future reference, there is a Frontpage topic.  You don't have an HTML problem; you have Frontpage problem, and in you will probably find you get better support from experts that don't mind working with the HTML-like code that comes out of Frontpage.

Cd&
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by:seanpowell
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My fault - I spend so much time in both areas I didn't even notice this was HTML. Adam - do you mind if we move this to the FP TA for you?
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by:adamdrayer
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I don't mind at all
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by:seanpowell
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Done - I've also emailed one of the other FP experts to alert them to this Q.
Sean
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by:adamdrayer
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Well some updates now... I followed some instructions I found and created a new directory.  I'm pretty sure I gave all the correct privelidges, and now the error I am getting is "Form validation error.  Cannot open file Filename.xxx for writing", so I logged into the admin control panel for our website and gave everyone read/write/delete access for this particular directory that the files should be uploading to.  Still no luck...


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coreybryant earned 200 total points
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This is Windows server?  Can you sign on via FP to the server - and check the permissions?  FP likes to control everything - so changing it from the control panel sometimes works.

-Corey
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by:adamdrayer
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Got it fixed.  It was a combination of things.. I'll explain later when I get home, got a train to catch.
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by:adamdrayer
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Here's what happened.  For some reason, the "browsers" in my frontpage extensions weren't given the "browse" rule.  On top of that although I had given the browsers Read/Write/Delete access in my webhoster's admin panel, there was a hidden section in "Applications Settings" that had "browsing" disabled.

Everything works great now, and I will increase and split the points.
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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I'm not sure I deserve any points here.  I don't think I contributed anything towards a solution.

Cd&
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by:seanpowell
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Someone's up early...

I concur - I think Corey was on the right track here - anyone mind if I remove the points from Cd& and myself?
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by:seanpowell
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Plus if Cd& gets too mainy points in this TA, they'll think he's gone over to the dark side :-)
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by:coreybryant
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LOL..   Well he did help some - he did move it to the FP TA.  :)  

-Corey
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Actually Sean moved it.  I just made the suggestion.  Points to Corey works for me.  My cave has too many points cluttering it up already. ;^)

Cd&
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by:seanpowell
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Okay - I'll just wait for a confirmation from Adam.

See what happens wehn you get 3 Page Editors in the same thread?
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by:coreybryant
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Ah OK.   Well you did let him now there was a FP TA, CD&.  (Hey I am trying to help some)  :)

-Corey
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by:adamdrayer
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yes, COBOLdinosaur(which btw, is an oxymoron) helped me get it into the right thread, and sean emailed somone to come take a look.  I was misinformed and underinformed so I think it would have been hard to troubleshoot for anyone.  Take the #$%! points, will ya?  

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by:coreybryant
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See, at least someone agrees with me! LOL

-Corey
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by:seanpowell
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Fine - I'm off for a beer anyways :-)

Thanks Adam, and best of luck with your project.
Sean
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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Glad we could help.  I'll buy beer with my points. :^)

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