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Access text file on client's computer with javacript

Discussion in 'Web Design, HTML And CSS Forums' started by telegramsam1, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. telegramsam1

    telegramsam1 New Member

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    I would like my web application to obtain the contents of a .txt file sitting on the desktop of the client. The client will click a menu button (I am using an exotic UI library) and a file dialog will obtain the file path of the .txt as a string. Lets say
    myFilePath = "C:\Users\Tom\Desktop\myFile.txt";

    With this information in hand, I would then like the contents of this text file to be stored in the string 'myFileContent'.

    I understand this is likely to make my browser explode with warnings. Web pages accessing files on your computer... madness. :crazy: If this is only possible using some other technique, please explain that technique.
     

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