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From Dakota Jack <dakota.j...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: AW: AW: Multi-select file chooser
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2005 00:55:57 GMT
Hi, Frank,

Just look at what I sent you yesterday.  


On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 18:50:38 -0500, Frank W. Zammetti
<fzlists@omnytex.com> wrote:
> I'd like to see even a trick version.  Certainly you would agree that
> the standard browser controls don't allow for this... The only
> possibility I see is building your own drop-down-type control, but then
> you have to deal with the scripting security issues.  If you can put
> something together, I can render it using my tag and then the example I
> posted fulfills what Rocky was looking for.
> 
> Dakota Jack wrote:
> > You can do this.  There are many ways.  They all use subterfuge,
> > however, and facades.
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 18:49:34 -0500, Frank W. Zammetti
> > <fzlists@omnytex.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Ah, your right... I misunderstood the OP... I wasn't thinking like a
> >>multi-select drop-down.  I would agree there is probably no way to do
> >>that with standard browser functionality.  You'd have to get into
> >>applets or ActiveX controls, or something along those lines.
> >>
> >>But... If you took the form approach like I've shown, there's nothing to
> >>stop you from dynamically adding elements to the form as more files are
> >>selected.  However, they user would have to select a file, click Add (or
> >>something like that), then do that again until they were done.  If
> >>*that* would fulfill the requirements of the OP, I think that could be done.
> >>
> >>--
> >>Frank W. Zammetti
> >>Founder and Chief Software Architect
> >>Omnytex Technologies
> >>http://www.omnytex.com
> >>
> >>Günther Wieser wrote:
> >>
> >>>for sure there is no doubt on my side ;-) this is exactly what i meant if
> >>>you keep the number of files "constant".
> >>>but as the originator of this thread alreay said: he looks for a solution
of
> >>>multiple file SELECTION. beside the applet i have no idea how to solve
> >>>that....
> >>>
> >>>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >>>Von: Frank W. Zammetti [mailto:fzlists@omnytex.com]
> >>>Gesendet: Dienstag, 01. März 2005 00:42
> >>>An: Günther Wieser
> >>>Cc: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> >>>Betreff: Re: AW: AW: Multi-select file chooser
> >>>
> >>>Just in case there was any doubt, here's the form from my web hosts'
> >>>file manager I was referring to:
> >>>
> >>><form action="doupload.html" method=POST ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data"
> >>>target=infofr>
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file1">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file2">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file3">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file4">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file5">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file6">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file7">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file8">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file9">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file10">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file11">
> >>>   <input type="file" name="file12">
> >>>    <br>
> >>>   Overwrite existing files:
> >>>   <input type="checkbox" name="overwrite" value="1">
> >>>   <br>
> >>>   <input type="submit" value="Upload">
> >>></form>
> >>>
> >>>I could think of some better ways to do present the UI, but that's the basic
> >>>idea.  Heck, throw that in a .tag file and your all set (in a basic way).
> >>>
> >>>--
> >>>Frank W. Zammetti
> >>>Founder and Chief Software Architect
> >>>Omnytex Technologies
> >>>http://www.omnytex.com
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Günther Wieser wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>another solution would be to use (signed) java applets, which is (for
the
> >>>>enduser) the best looking solution, but the effort to do so is REALLY
BIG,
> >>>>so if you don't get paid like mad forget it....
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >>>>Von: Frank W. Zammetti [mailto:fzlists@omnytex.com]
> >>>>Gesendet: Dienstag, 01. März 2005 00:29
> >>>>An: Struts Users Mailing List
> >>>>Cc: werner@sonoma.edu
> >>>>Betreff: Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser
> >>>>
> >>>>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.)
> >>>>
> >>>>--
> >>>>Frank W. Zammetti
> >>>>Founder and Chief Software Architect
> >>>>Omnytex Technologies
> >>>>http://www.omnytex.com
> >>>>
> >>>>Günther Wieser wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>this is standard browser behaviour, haven't seen any browser who
would
> >>>>>allow you to select more than one file.
> >>>>>reason for that is that your form only includes one form field of
type
> >>>>>file, so how can the browser add more than one file in a way that
your
> >>>>>app understands this?
> >>>>>
> >>>>>the only chance for multiple file selection is to ask the user before
> >>>>>generation of the form "how many files do you want to upload", or
by
> >>>>>adding another file field to the form as soon as the user selects
one
> >>>>>(using javascript; but this is quite ugly and can make a lot of
> >>>>>troubles with different browser or javascript-disabled ones...) or
> >>>>>he/she upload a zip file...
> >>>>>
> >>>>>if there is someone outside who knows a better solution, let us know,
> >>>>>this is a very common problem.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>kr,
> >>>>>guenther
> >>>>>
> >>>>>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> >>>>>Von: Nic Werner [mailto:werner@sonoma.edu]
> >>>>>Gesendet: Dienstag, 01. März 2005 00:17
> >>>>>An: Struts Users Mailing List
> >>>>>Betreff: Re: Multi-select file chooser
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Wow, what browser is that? Can they hold down CTRL? (assuming Windows)
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Rakefet Bitton wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>Hi, I'm using the "file" tag to select a file from my jsp. The
default
> >>>>>>browser allows the user to select only 1 file at a time. The
user can
> >>>>>>not multi select files or a directory.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Does anyone know of a multi-select file and directory chooser?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>Thanks very much.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
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> 
> --
> Frank W. Zammetti
> Founder and Chief Software Architect
> Omnytex Technologies
> http://www.omnytex.com
> 
> 


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~Dakota Jack~

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