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From Sean Thayne <s...@skyseek.com>
Subject Re: enterprise desktop web app: should it download or email a file to user?
Date Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:05:55 GMT
If you use navigateToURL(), your basically piggy backing on the browser to
handle the download.

The File.* is only used if your using Flex to handle the download.

-Sean Thayne


On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:57 AM, <modjklist@comcast.net> wrote:

> I'm confused. I'm downloading the file using navigateToURL() that points
> to a java servlet to download the file. The user sees the browser open a
> popup window to either save the file to a specific folder or choose a
> program to open it (in which case the default seems to be to save the file
> in the Download folder, on a mac at least). Is there something additional I
> should do that uses File.documentsDirectory or
> File.applicationStorageDirectory? If so, can you walk me through it?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: "Sean Thayne" <sean@skyseek.com>
> To: users@flex.apache.org
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:51:18 AM
> Subject: Re: enterprise desktop web app: should it download or email a
> file to user?
>
> Actually, I would think File.applicationStorageDirectory would work best.
> Especially with the new Apple sand boxing.
>
> -Sean Thayne
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Lee Burrows
> <subscriptions@leeburrows.com>wrote:
>
> > I would guess that saving to File.documentsDirectory offers best chance
> of
> > avoiding any enterprise security restrictions
> >
> >
> > On 22/04/2014 18:35, modjklist@comcast.net wrote:
> >
> >> Thanks Sean. That's fine -- as long as they can originally download it
> to
> >> view it.
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >>
> >> From: "Sean Thayne" <sean@skyseek.com>
> >> To: users@flex.apache.org
> >> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:27:40 AM
> >> Subject: Re: enterprise desktop web app: should it download or email a
> >> file to user?
> >>
> >> I know that schools usually have a temp drives, that get cleared on
> >> reboot.
> >>
> >> -Sean Thayne
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:46 AM, <modjklist@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> My enterprise Flex desktop web app (yet to be released) has a feature
> >>> allowing users to download a user guide for the application.
> >>>
> >>> Since this file gets stored on a user's hard drive (rather than cache
> >>> memory), I wonder if anyone ever ran into problems with an enterprise
> not
> >>> allowing their employees to download a file from the internet to their
> >>> hard
> >>> drive (for example, the IT department blocks this kind of
> functionality)?
> >>>
> >>> If so, I could change the web app to attaching the file in an e-mail
> and
> >>> sending it to them instead.
> >>>
> >>> Wondering if anyone has an opinion one way or the other which way to go
> >>> here.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
> > --
> > Lee Burrows
> > ActionScripter
> >
> >
>
>

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