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From "Frank W. Zammetti" <fzli...@omnytex.com>
Subject Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser[Scanned]
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2005 23:48:41 GMT
What isn't exactly true?

Dakota Jack wrote:
> This is not exactly true.  Again, see the code I posted to Frank
> yesterday under the thread Re: Here's a question for yous...
> 
> 
> On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 00:50:26 +0100, Günther Wieser
> <gwieser@creative-it.com> wrote:
> 
>>i don't want to stop your motiviation here, but a problem might be that
>>there's no "hidden" file input field. and if it's not a file input field
>>it's useless as we need the browser to do all the encoding of the content
>>into multipart/mime etc.....
>>
>>is it possible to add input elements using java in way that they don't get
>>rendered?
>>
>>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>Von: Frank W. Zammetti [mailto:fzlists@omnytex.com]
>>Gesendet: Dienstag, 01. März 2005 00:45
>>An: Struts Users Mailing List
>>Betreff: Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser
>>
>>Ah, didn't see this until I posted that form code :)
>>
>>This is what I was talking about with the "better ways to present the UI "
>>comment.  I would have to test it, but I *think* you should be able to have
>>a single <file> element that is visible, with a number of hidden ones, and
>>for each file you select with the visible one you actually populate a hidden
>>one.  Maybe have a listbox that the files get added to, and the user can
>>remove existing items or add new ones, something along those lines (I'm
>>thinking out loud here).
>>
>>There might be some scripting security issues there, I'd have to play a bit,
>>but I suspect it might work.  That would give you your single browse and
>>upload button like you want.
>>
>>If this is something that is interesting to enough people, I would mind
>>throwing a real tag together with some options and such, perhaps a couple of
>>different UI presentations, etc.
>>
>>--
>>Frank W. Zammetti
>>Founder and Chief Software Architect
>>Omnytex Technologies
>>http://www.omnytex.com
>>
>>Rakefet Bitton wrote:
>>
>>>Frank W. Zammetti <fzlists <at> omnytex.com> writes:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>You can have as many <file> elements in a form as you want, and you
>>>>can process them all at once.  My web host (LunarPages) has a decent
>>>>file manager, one of the functions it has is the ability to upload up
>>>>to 12 files at a time.
>>>>
>>>>I don't know of any single tag to render such a form, but that's
>>>>really what you need, and it should be trivial to write (although I'd
>>>>bet it exists somewhere).  It's the server-side processing that
>>>>*could* be tricky (although I think Commons Upload would deal with it
>>>>just fine, probably give you a collection or something, I forget what
>>>>the interface looks like.)
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Yes, you can have as many <file> elements as you want on a form. But
>>>wouldn't you have a "browse" button for each <file> element? What I
>>>was hoping is that when the user selects the "browse" button and the
>>>file chooser comes up, they could select more then 1 file.  Do you know
>>
>>how I might do this?
>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Rocky Bitton
>>>
>>>
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> 
> 
> 

-- 
Frank W. Zammetti
Founder and Chief Software Architect
Omnytex Technologies
http://www.omnytex.com


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