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From Dakota Jack <dakota.j...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser[Scanned]
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2005 01:00:37 GMT
Not exactly true that there is no "hidden" file input field.


On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 18:48:41 -0500, Frank W. Zammetti
<fzlists@omnytex.com> wrote:
> What isn't exactly true?
> 
> Dakota Jack wrote:
> > 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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> Frank W. Zammetti
> Founder and Chief Software Architect
> Omnytex Technologies
> http://www.omnytex.com
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