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file upload without searching for the file Tue, 04 May 2004 15:04 Go to next message
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hi.

What I just thought was, that it should be no problem to code something to upload the x-file for a specific game without choosing the file-name explicitely, since it does not change for a while and my file-tree is a bit deeper.

what I thought of is something "easy" like <INPUT TYPE=file NAME=filename SIZE=30 VALUE="D:\Spiele\STARS!\game\GAME.X1"> instead of <INPUT TYPE=file NAME=filename SIZE=30>, so I can just load my privat upload.htm and klick on the "submit your x-file" button, but this does not work of course.

so I thought, before I begin to learn html, cgi, perl and javascript, I wanted to ask if someone already coded such a script / program...

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Tue, 11 May 2004 00:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hehe, you got pretty close...

edit the html to:

<INPUT TYPE=text NAME=filename VALUE="c:\whateveryouwant" SIZE=30> <BR>

and save it as your own file. This should work.

EDIT: sorry, this doesn't actually work at all. Embarassed


[Updated on: Tue, 11 May 2004 21:53]

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Tue, 11 May 2004 01:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(the key thing there is that it appears that the VALUE=xxx needs to be before the SIZE=xxx parameter. I don't know why, but it appears to work for me. (I can't test properly as I'm not in any live games, but the text appears, and if you put in garage the site tells you the file or password is false)

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Tue, 11 May 2004 10:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dogthinkers wrote on Tue, 11 May 2004 05:40

hehe, you got pretty close...

edit the html to:

<INPUT TYPE=text NAME=filename VALUE="c:\whateveryouwant" SIZE=30> <BR>

and save it as your own file. This should work.


I don't think that is right. You have changed TYPE=file to TYPE=text which means it is no longer a file upload control.


The problem is one of security I think; the standard purposfully states that the server _cannot_ specify what the file is. This prevents naughty servers from uploading (for example) your password database by convincing you to click the button.

See the following FAQ entry...

http://developer.irt.org/script/1154.htm

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Tue, 11 May 2004 21:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hmmm, how odd...

I'd swear that the first time I did it I got an "incorrect password" error (which I epected, as I had to test with a fake file name and password as I don't have any current Stars! games) but now I get "you forgot to enter a filename"

... I must be going crazy Embarassed

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Tue, 11 May 2004 21:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've had a good read up, and I agree totally. I'm pretty confident it is not possible to set up an html page to work with AH that will choose the file location automatically.

In theory (I'm guessing here) you could probably capture the data that actually gets sent whenever you 'submit' and just resend that data everything you want to submit. But now were getting well beyond the realms of time saving and are entering the murky realms of time wasting Laughing

You could possibly save a second or two each time by just including the complete file path of your .x file wherever you keep the upload password, and just paste it in at the same time... Laughing

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Fri, 14 May 2004 09:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Isn't there a difference between setting the location (i.e. directory) and actual full file name ?
Or is it that you want to totally remove any human interaction ?

I'm not quite sure what you want here.
I only have to click on the upload link, and then double click on the file name (I think). Not too arduous.

Of course it may not work like that if I were in more than one game on AH.

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Mon, 17 May 2004 21:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm pretty sure he's talking about a setup with a number of different games in progress.

Of course since all the games are on AH, then they must have different names, in which case you could keep them all in the same folder and save yourself the trouble of navigating between the folders... Laughing

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Re: file upload without searching for the file Thu, 27 May 2004 09:18 Go to previous message
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Of course since all the games are on AH, then they must have different names, in which case you could keep them all in the same folder and save yourself the trouble of navigating between the folders...


Alternatively, you could write a short batch file to copy all *.x* files to a specific directory.
Run this when you've finished your turn(s) and all games can be uploaded from a single folder
I'm not sure if this actually saves time though. I suppose it just depends on how messed up your file system is Very Happy



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