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From Mark <markl...@libero.it>
Subject Re: Access/manage local file system
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 21:21:16 GMT
Micael

No we're on the same wavelength, .. That what i thought you were saying.

I just hope the original question was about doing stuff on the server i.e
local = server.. And i was being silly..

mark


On 5-12-2002 22:13, "micael" <caraunltd@harbornet.com> wrote:

> Hi, Mark.
> 
> I don't know what you mean by "I understand the downloading a server
> concept".  You mean downloading from a server?
> 
> Let me start over.
> 
> The question that was sent was ambiguous.  We know he wanted the client to
> manage files via a browser.  But, we did not know if he meant files on a
> server or files on the client.
> 
> We all know how to do that on the server, I think.  That is easy.  So, I
> assumed that was not the problem.
> 
> But, we may get stuck when trying to manage files on the client with a
> browser.  We can manage files on the client with a browser by putting a
> server on the client, and then accessing that server.  That was the
> answer.  The interface for interaction with a file system and the browser
> is via a server.  So, if you want to manage files on the client with a
> browser, build a little (or a big) server.  Heck, download tomcat and use
> that, even if that would be overkill.
> 
> Are we on the same wavelength?
> 
> Micael
> 
> At 09:40 PM 12/5/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>> micael
>> 
>> Could you provide an example of how you'd going about such a task?
>> 
>> I understand the downloading a server concept, but would the user have to
>> choose to download something and give permission to achieve access to the
>> client machine in such a way? Downloading and running it on the client,
>> isn't that different to interacting with a webapplication on the server?
>> 
>> Many thanks in advance
>> 
>> mark
>> 
>> 
>> On 5-12-2002 20:54, "micael" <caraunltd@harbornet.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> The answer is definitely yes if you mean files on the server.  If you mean
>>> files on the client, the answer is still yes.  You just build a little
>>> server on the client for the browser and use localhost or your localhosts
>>> ip address.  So, either way, the answer is yes.
>>> 
>>> At 10:51 AM 12/5/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>>>> By 'local' do you mean the client's machine?
>>>> 
>>>> If so any restictions are the bane of the webbrowser, personally i hope my
>>>> browser wouldn't permit such action. Can't you mess with stuff on the
>> server
>>>> and then offer a download of the results?
>>>> 
>>>> The actual controling of files on the client machine would have little
>> to do
>>>> with the jsp, you'd be looking at technologies supported by the browser
>>>> (plugin or otherwise)...
>>>> 
>>>> Hopefully i haven't misunderstood your question..
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks mark
>>>> 
>>>> On 5-12-2002 9:56, "Heligon Sandra" <sandra.heligon@nextream.fr> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Sorry,
>>>>> 
>>>>> To post a similar message to my first mail but I have to give a
>>>>> response this week,
>>>>> and I don't have any solution to my problem.
>>>>> I would like to know if it possible through a web browser to
>>>>> access/manage local file systems
>>>>> (create a file, display content of directories...). I need to store
>>>>> data in a file, each file is specific to each client
>>>>> and I thing that these files don't have to be sent to the server.
>>>>> I would like to know if Struts(view components) offer solution for
>>>>> this function ?
>>>>> If not I would like to know where I could find more information
>>>>> about this point and JSP
>>>>> pages that allow to manage file system (files, directories...).
>>>>> 
>>>>> I hope that someone could help me.
>>>>> Thanks a lot in advance.
>>>>> 
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