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Old 08-23-2000, 11:01 AM   #1
Larry James
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Can someone tell me what the following code, almost directly from a tutorial fails.
I have a two files on the server to test file access VIA javascript. Both files, source.txt and target.txt, are created with total read/write access to test the script.
It errors: 'FILE' is undefined.
Thanks in advance for any input.


code:
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<script language="Javascript">
// Create the source File object

source = new File("source.txt")

// If the source file opens successfully, create a target file
if (source.open("r")) {
target = new File("target.txt")
target.open("w")

// Copy the source file to the target
while (!source.eof()) {
data = File.byteToString(source.readByte())
target.write(data);
}
source.close()
}
target.close()

</script>
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Old 08-23-2000, 12:39 PM   #2
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If you use <script language="Javascript 1.2"> it doesn't give you an error message, although it doesn't seem to work either. Did you get the example from http://docs.iplanet.com/docs/manuals...jsref/file.htm?
 
Old 08-23-2000, 01:13 PM   #3
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I don't recall where I got the script from. However, I see the exact script is there. Would you be able to make that script work (the one on the site)?
By the way, adding the:

language="Javascript 1.2"

to the simpliest script causes it not to work. For instance the following will work until the "1.2".

<script language="javascript">
document.write("Hello world">
</script>

Oh yea, another, "by the way", I notice that I posted the original message in the wrong area. I meant to post it under Programming... If you like I can look for an followups there.

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Old 08-23-2000, 01:18 PM   #4
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I moved the thread for you.
 
Old 08-27-2000, 11:25 AM   #5
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Client-Side Vs Server-Side

This may be a dumb question, but are you using that script on the server side? AFAIK, that script will not work in a client's browser - it has to be used as part of a server-side implementation.

(There is no "File" object in the Client-Side spec, that is what lead me to believe you were attempting to use it on the client's side.)
 
Old 08-27-2000, 04:01 PM   #6
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The script was being used on the server side.
Thanks for the input. After further studying, I learned that this seems to be some special proprietary feature of the iplanet server.

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Old 08-28-2000, 12:01 AM   #7
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Larry James
I just have a suggestion, why not use perl?
Perl is known be to great for handling files, and it's very easy to learn!
 
  


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