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Save text from an HTML form to a txt file that is read only

Posted on 2010-11-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have searched online all day and without success. The company I work for wants to have a form load when anyone signs into a server. I have created a batch file that will run at startup and then open a browser which will pop up the form. However I cannot seem to find a way to get the form data to save to a file. Each time a user signs in this form either has to create a unique file, or add to an existing one. Once that is taken care of how do I get the file that was created by the form to read only so that no one can modify it?

I know a little about HTML and nothing about any other programming language. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:philtukey
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by:Dave Baldwin
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HTML forms must be sent to a page that is written in a server programming language like ASP or PHP.  javascript is not allowed to write directly to files either.  You need to find someone who does know about programming.
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If you build a simple ASP page that receives form's POST you can then write those data into a file using builtin FileSystemObject.

HTML is a notation language unable to do any type of file operation.
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Sorry it took me so long to respond I went home for the night. I will look at the possible solutions today.

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So if you can't do it in HTML, or Javascript, then what programming language would you prefer?

Or would a program such as Access be better for this, or is there maybe another program that is out there that would do what we want?


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We are looking at another solution for this project. I am working within Excel and UserForms to see if I can't get this to work. Thank you all for you input.

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We are looking at another solution for this project. I am working within Excel and UserForms to see if I can't get this to work. Thank you all for you input.

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