Save Dat file at client side

Whing Dela Cruz
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Hi experts, I want to save dat file locally. Is this possible that the client side could save dat file? If not please give me  idea why? Thank you!

<!doctype html>
<form action="save.asp" method="post">
    <label for="textboxdata">Enter a message</label>
    <textarea id="textboxdata" name="textboxdata"></textarea>
    <input type="submit" value="Save locally"/>
        <label>Name of the Dat</label>
          	    <input ype = "text"
                 	        id = "mydatName"
                 	    value = "fortune"

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No, that won't be possible due to security reasons.

However, if you are open for HTML5, which is supported in limited versions of the browsers, you can look into local storage feature.


Okey sir, what about a response from the server and save to client automatically. Example a message from the server and I want to save it to client pc to C:/sample. Is this the same not possible?

response.write(rs("messages")) //Save this message as .txt to C:/sample
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You can not download a file from the server or upload a file to the server automatically.  There must be a 'user action' to initiate either of them.  That is a security barrier to prevent malware from the server from getting to your local files.
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