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From Dakota Jack <dakota.j...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2005 23:18:26 GMT
I don't think you could do this with a <file> tag, but I do think you
could do it with a facade <text> tag using JavaScript acting as a
facde for the <file> tag.


On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 18:45:07 -0500, Frank W. Zammetti
<fzlists@omnytex.com> wrote:
> Ah, didn't see this until I posted that form code :)
> 
> This is what I was talking about with the "better ways to present the UI
> " comment.  I would have to test it, but I *think* you should be able to
> have a single <file> element that is visible, with a number of hidden
> ones, and for each file you select with the visible one you actually
> populate a hidden one.  Maybe have a listbox that the files get added
> to, and the user can remove existing items or add new ones, something
> along those lines (I'm thinking out loud here).
> 
> There might be some scripting security issues there, I'd have to play a
> bit, but I suspect it might work.  That would give you your single
> browse and upload button like you want.
> 
> If this is something that is interesting to enough people, I would mind
> throwing a real tag together with some options and such, perhaps a
> couple of different UI presentations, etc.
> 
> --
> Frank W. Zammetti
> Founder and Chief Software Architect
> Omnytex Technologies
> http://www.omnytex.com
> 
> Rakefet Bitton wrote:
> > Frank W. Zammetti <fzlists <at> omnytex.com> writes:
> >
> >
> >>You can have as many <file> elements in a form as you want, and you can
> >>process them all at once.  My web host (LunarPages) has a decent file
> >>manager, one of the functions it has is the ability to upload up to 12
> >>files at a time.
> >>
> >>I don't know of any single tag to render such a form, but that's really
> >>what you need, and it should be trivial to write (although I'd bet it
> >>exists somewhere).  It's the server-side processing that *could* be
> >>tricky (although I think Commons Upload would deal with it just fine,
> >>probably give you a collection or something, I forget what the interface
> >>looks like.)
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > Yes, you can have as many <file> elements as you want on a form. But wouldn't
> > you have a "browse" button for each <file> element? What I was hoping is that
> > when the user selects the "browse" button and the file chooser comes up, they
> > could select more then 1 file.  Do you know how I might do this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Rocky Bitton
> >
> >
> >
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~Dakota Jack~

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