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Ok, it must be one of the most fundamentally useful things in a programming
language, to be able to read and write files.

I want to know how i can do this in Javascript. I want to open a text
file, use it to fill some variables on a webpage. And have that webpage
save any changes.

Is there a single command like the C fopen("filename ", "ra");?

Jul 23 '05 #1
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GlesgaMick wrote:
I want to know how i can do this in Javascript. I want to open a text
file, use it to fill some variables on a webpage. And have that webpage
save any changes.


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Jul 23 '05 #2
GlesgaMick wrote:
Ok, it must be one of the most fundamentally useful things in a programming
language, to be able to read and write files.
Depends on the programming language and its environment.
I want to know how i can do this in Javascript. I want to open a text
file, use it to fill some variables on a webpage. And have that webpage
save any changes.
If its running on your local computer, yes, under certain limitations.
If its a Windows based IE, you can use the FileSystemObjec t to read
files from the local drive and then save them, with security permission

If you want to read/write files on a server, you can read them with an
HTTPRequestObje ct but JS has no ability to write files on a server, you
have to do that on the server.
Is there a single command like the C fopen("filename ", "ra");?

Depends on where the files are. Whether they are on the users computer
or on the server. The FileSystemObjec t ActiveX in MSIE on a PC can do
that. Search MSDN.

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Jul 23 '05 #3
On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 09:41:21 -0400, GlesgaMick wrote:

Given David and Randy have already contributed sensible answers..
Is there a single command like the C fopen("filename ", "ra");?

You mean like..

<wild-ass psuedo-code>
IE.fopen("virus .exe", "e")?
</wild-ass psuedo-code>
Jul 23 '05 #4
ok, thanks for the help guys, and no, i don't intend to create a virus,
its a uni project i'm working on, a rather annoying project, i won't bore
you with the specific details...

Jul 23 '05 #5

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