October 2nd, 2012, 09:29 AM
Local File Access
Ok, being a web develper i know that this isnt generally acceptable, and rightly so for many reasons.
But at the moment i am toying with an idea and i basically i want to have a page where when loaded by a client, it (by either asking and getting permission, because the client will WANT to give permission) look for a specific directory on the users computer and read a file within, no writing, no modifying, just read a file.
Ive read recently that HTML5 gives local file storage/access but from what i have read this allocates you space on the HD to store and read files you have put there, so not access to the client directories.
Like i said, i can fully see the reason for not, but the client will want to give permission, so even if there is a promt that is fine.
Even if it required the user to download "somthing" to allow access or to be the middle man, what is that something, generally?
October 2nd, 2012, 02:33 PM
October 2nd, 2012, 09:20 PM