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FAQ Topic - How can I access the client-side filesystem? (2008-08-15)

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FAQ Topic - How can I access the client-side filesystem?
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Security means that by default you can't. In a more restricted
environment, there are options. For example, using LiveConnect
to connect to Java with Netscape, and using the FileSystemObject
in IE. Check

http://groups.google.com/group/comp....ascript/topics

for previous posts on the subject.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/z9ty6h50.aspx

http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/j...pptowin32.html
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Aug 14 '08 #1
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FAQ server wrote:
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FAQ Topic - How can I access the client-side filesystem?
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Security means that by default you can't. In a more restricted
environment, there are options. For example, using LiveConnect
to connect to Java with Netscape, and using the FileSystemObject
Just a comment, but "Netscape"? Does this refer to all of the Mozilla based
variants now? If so wouldn't it be better to say so? If not, should the
Netscape reference simply be dropped?

Seems rather dated for an FAQ topic.

Aug 15 '08 #2

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Rick Brandt wrote:
FAQ server wrote:
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FAQ Topic - How can I access the client-side filesystem?
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Security means that by default you can't. In a more restricted
environment, there are options. For example, using LiveConnect
to connect to Java with Netscape, and using the FileSystemObject

Just a comment, but "Netscape"? Does this refer to all of the Mozilla based
variants now?
No, Gecko provides the successor API, XPConnect.
If so wouldn't it be better to say so?
It would be a Good Thing if XPConnect was also mentioned.
If not, should the Netscape reference simply be dropped?
Netscape is no longer supported by its new vendor AOHel^H^H^HL since 2008-02
CE, but that does not mean the software ceases to exist just as quickly.
There are always people who cannot or do not want to upgrade. Netscape
versions 6 and newer are based on Gecko, Netscape versions 8 and newer use
both Gecko and Trident.
Seems rather dated for an FAQ topic.
The FAQ of this newsgroup is unmaintained since several months. There have
been several suggestions on how to improve it already. There has also been
one serious application for the job, but due to intervention of one troll,
one anonymous coward, and one xenophobe, no new FAQ maintainer has been
chosen yet.
HTH

PointedEars
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Aug 15 '08 #3

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In comp.lang.javascript message <48**************@PointedEars.de>, Fri,
15 Aug 2008 22:26:48, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn <Po*********@web.de>
posted:
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The FAQ of this newsgroup is unmaintained since several months. There have
been several suggestions on how to improve it already. There has also been
one serious application for the job, but due to intervention of one troll,
one anonymous coward, and one xenophobe, no new FAQ maintainer has been
chosen yet.
If you intend to insult all those who despise your personality, you'll
need to go further than that. Mere technical knowledge does not a
proper human being make. You manifestly lack the qualities needed for a
maintainer of a public newsgroup FAQ.

What you could do is to write a FAQ and put it on a Web site that you
own, with a link in your signature - which is still not compliant with
FYI28/RFC1855. Then, if it was generally thought here that it might be
of use to the sort of people for whom newsgroup FAQs are mainly intended
(unlikely; but not to be ruled out /a priori/), a link could be put in
the communal FAQ, once an appropriate maintainer is agreed.

Or you could ask in de.comp.lang.javascript to see whether they would
like you to maintain a FAQ for them; they seem not to have one at
present. If you can write that in ordinary straightforward German, then
Google Translate may make it comprehensible to the more intelligent
monoglots.

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Aug 16 '08 #4

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Dr J R Stockton meinte:
You manifestly lack the qualities needed for a
maintainer of a public newsgroup FAQ.
BTW: What happened to Randy?

Gregor
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Aug 16 '08 #5

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