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Editing HTML from within a web site

There are times that I am using another person's computer who has no
knowledge of updating HTML and does not even know if he has the
necessary programs to do the FTP.

I may see a minor problem with my site and would like to change it on
the fly. What I would like to know are the answers to the following
questions.

1. Is there any way to display unformated HTML within a web page
without using the browsers source facility?

2. Is there a way to modify it? Maybe showing it in a form textarea.

3. Is there a way for javascript or a form to do an FTP back to the web
site? This would obviously require id and password.

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Jul 23 '05 #1
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In article <23*************************@none.net>, Dennis Marks says...
1. Is there any way to display unformated HTML within a web page
without using the browsers source facility?
Yes.

2. Is there a way to modify it? Maybe showing it in a form textarea.
Yes.

3. Is there a way for javascript or a form to do an FTP back to the web
site? This would obviously require id and password.


Why don't you just do this with a database and a server-side scripting
languages (such as MS Access and server-side JavaScript)? You should
look in to PHP and MySQL.

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Jul 23 '05 #2
There are times that I am using another person's computer who has no
knowledge of updating HTML and does not even know if he has the
necessary programs to do the FTP.


You seem to be looking for a web site that lets you access some other
web site.

In the early days of the internet, you could get a unix account on a
server. You could do what you want with such an account.

Although the user may not know what is on his or her computer, you could
know more.

The version I have of Windows 98se comes with a DOS version of FTP. I
assume later versions of Windows come with FTP. MacOS X comes with FTP
too. On these systems, you could get into FTP and do your thing. Both
Windows and MacOS come with text editing programs.

I recently had to relearn the command line ftp. It's not too bad. All
command line ftp's have the same core sent of commands.

Robert
Jul 23 '05 #3
Dennis Marks wrote:
There are times that I am using another person's computer who has no
knowledge of updating HTML and does not even know if he has the
necessary programs to do the FTP.
It might be helpful if you specified what OS this other computer has!
I may see a minor problem with my site and would like to change it on
the fly. What I would like to know are the answers to the following
questions.

1. Is there any way to display unformated HTML within a web page
without using the browsers source facility?
Sure. Most OSes have editors. For example, in Unix that would be vi or
emacs or a host of other editors. On Windows you have edit, notepad,
wordpad, etc.
2. Is there a way to modify it? Maybe showing it in a form textarea.
Editors in general allow you to perform modifications.
3. Is there a way for javascript or a form to do an FTP back to the
web site? This would obviously require id and password.


Don't need JavaScript for this. FTP comes with Unix and Windows too.

You could:

1. Either use the browser's File: Save As to "get" the web page
source or FTP (which can "get" as well as "put").
2. Use an editor on the OS you're on to correct the problem.
3. Use FTP to "put" the modified file back.
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Jul 23 '05 #4

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