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New to javascript.
Is it possible to use javascript to scan a directory client side.
If so, could someone point me in the general direction of information on how
to. I do not know what keywords I should be googling for :(

I am aiming to return array of image files to use in a 'slideshow' script
that will be cut to cd.
I have already found a slideshow script, but now need to populate array, and
will be using php to ultimately write the html code with the javascript
embede for user to save.

TIA

PhilM
Jul 20 '05 #1
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In article <3f***********************@news.optusnet.com.au> , "PhilM"
<ph***@nospam.com.am> writes:
New to javascript.
Is it possible to use javascript to scan a directory client side.
No. Not in a default security environment.
If so, could someone point me in the general direction of information on how
to. I do not know what keywords I should be googling for :(

I am aiming to return array of image files to use in a 'slideshow' script
that will be cut to cd.
I have already found a slideshow script, but now need to populate array, and
will be using php to ultimately write the html code with the javascript
embede for user to save.


If the images are on the CD, and PHP is generating it all, have PHP generate a
list of the files in the folders and then write it as a JS array. Problem
solved.
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Randy
Jul 20 '05 #2

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PhilM wrote:
New to javascript.
Is it possible to use javascript to scan a directory client side.
If so, could someone point me in the general direction of information on how
to. I do not know what keywords I should be googling for :(

I am aiming to return array of image files to use in a 'slideshow' script
that will be cut to cd.
I have already found a slideshow script, but now need to populate array, and
will be using php to ultimately write the html code with the javascript
embede for user to save.

TIA

PhilM


No, client-side JavaScript has no access to the local file system in the default
security environment.

--
| Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com>

* Client-side Javascript and Netscape 4 DOM Reference available at:
*
http://devedge.netscape.com/library/...ce/frames.html

* Internet Explorer DOM Reference available at:
*
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/a...ence_entry.asp

* Netscape 6/7 DOM Reference available at:
* http://www.mozilla.org/docs/dom/domref/
* Tips for upgrading JavaScript for Netscape 7 / Mozilla
* http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-deve...upgrade_2.html
Jul 20 '05 #3

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"HikksNotAtHome" <hi************@aol.com> wrote in message
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In article <3f***********************@news.optusnet.com.au> , "PhilM"
<ph***@nospam.com.am> writes:
New to javascript.
Is it possible to use javascript to scan a directory client side.
No. Not in a default security environment.
If so, could someone point me in the general direction of information on howto. I do not know what keywords I should be googling for :(

I am aiming to return array of image files to use in a 'slideshow' script
that will be cut to cd.
I have already found a slideshow script, but now need to populate array, andwill be using php to ultimately write the html code with the javascript
embede for user to save.


If the images are on the CD, and PHP is generating it all, have PHP

generate a list of the files in the folders and then write it as a JS array. Problem
solved.
--
Randy


PHP on server can access a users PC directory? I didn't think this was
possible.

The aim is to ultimately create plain html file(with embedded javascript)
for the user to place above a directory of images on their hard drive, that
they can then cut to disk, and use on any comp as a presentation kind of
thing.

PhilM
Jul 20 '05 #4

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"Grant Wagner" <gw*****@agricoreunited.com> wrote in message
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PhilM wrote:
New to javascript.
Is it possible to use javascript to scan a directory client side.
If so, could someone point me in the general direction of information on how to. I do not know what keywords I should be googling for :(

I am aiming to return array of image files to use in a 'slideshow' script that will be cut to cd.
I have already found a slideshow script, but now need to populate array, and will be using php to ultimately write the html code with the javascript
embede for user to save.

TIA

PhilM
No, client-side JavaScript has no access to the local file system in the

default security environment.

For clarification, by local file system, do you mean server, or the users
machine?
(local to web page, or local to client :)
If server, then there is hope, as I do not want to access a server
directory. (I could do that with php)

PhilM
Jul 20 '05 #5

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In article <3f***********************@news.optusnet.com.au> , "PhilM"
<ph***@nospam.com.am> writes:
PHP on server can access a users PC directory? I didn't think this was
possible.
No, I thought the images were included in the CD.
The aim is to ultimately create plain html file(with embedded javascript)
for the user to place above a directory of images on their hard drive, that
they can then cut to disk, and use on any comp as a presentation kind of
thing.


<URL:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...n-us/script56/
html/sgprogrammingfilesystemobject.asp />

Will show you how, in IE, to get a file listing, provided the user allows the
ActiveX to run.
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Randy
Jul 20 '05 #6

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PhilM wrote:
New to javascript.
Is it possible to use javascript to scan a directory client side.
If so, could someone point me in the general direction of information on
how to. I do not know what keywords I should be googling for :(
This question is asked about once a day in this very newsgroup.

I suggest you just read it.

I am aiming to return array of image files to use in a 'slideshow' script
that will be cut to cd.
I have already found a slideshow script, but now need to populate array,
and will be using php to ultimately write the html code with the
javascript embede for user to save.

TIA

PhilM


Jul 20 '05 #7

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PhilM wrote:
No, client-side JavaScript has no access to the local file system in the

default
security environment.

For clarification, by local file system, do you mean server, or the users
machine?
(local to web page, or local to client :)
If server, then there is hope, as I do not want to access a server
directory. (I could do that with php)

PhilM


I thought it was fairly clear... client-side JavaScript has no access to the
local file system. Since client-side JavaScript executes on the client, the file
system local to the client is the client's file system.

--
| Grant Wagner <gw*****@agricoreunited.com>

* Client-side Javascript and Netscape 4 DOM Reference available at:
*
http://devedge.netscape.com/library/...ce/frames.html

* Internet Explorer DOM Reference available at:
*
http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/a...ence_entry.asp

* Netscape 6/7 DOM Reference available at:
* http://www.mozilla.org/docs/dom/domref/
* Tips for upgrading JavaScript for Netscape 7 / Mozilla
* http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-deve...upgrade_2.html
Jul 20 '05 #8

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