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From Dakota Jack <dakota.j...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2005 23:22:15 GMT
This is not exactly true.  Again, see the code I posted to Frank
yesterday under the thread Re: Here's a question for yous...


On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 00:50:26 +0100, Günther Wieser
<gwieser@creative-it.com> wrote:
> 
> i don't want to stop your motiviation here, but a problem might be that
> there's no "hidden" file input field. and if it's not a file input field
> it's useless as we need the browser to do all the encoding of the content
> into multipart/mime etc.....
> 
> is it possible to add input elements using java in way that they don't get
> rendered?
> 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Frank W. Zammetti [mailto:fzlists@omnytex.com]
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 01. März 2005 00:45
> An: Struts Users Mailing List
> Betreff: Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser
> 
> 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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