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Re: How to get reference to a served file after submitting a form?

From: bytebybyte <zgguanz@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 16:36:52 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <25796283.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: www-dom@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren-2 wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Oct 2009 15:24:16 +0200, bytebybyte <zgguanz@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> There are pages that after you submit a form, a file of some sort is  
>> pushed
>> from the server. Under a browser environment, you are prompted to choose  
>> how
>> to deal with it.
>> As DOM is about the automation of http handling, there should be a way to
>> imitate the interchange between the user agent and server.
>> I tried stand alone script with
>> xmlhttp.open ("PUT", action-url, false);
>> xmlhttp.send(form-name-value-pairs);
>> the responsetext is but the form page itself.
>> I tried using the MSHTTP and invoke a "click" event on the submit button,
>> the page is opened in the browser.
>> Looking up W3 and there is event-stream, but no likely the scenario,  
>> which
>> is new and my problem should an old one.
>> I have been working over one week but still at nowhere to find a way to  
>> get
>> the file served.  Can gurus here shed me some light?
>> Much thanks in advance.
> XMLHttpRequest should do the trick. Are you sure that when you perform a  
> request you actually get the right data back? Some browsers might have  
> problems with PUT still I suppose, but I don't think so.
> Further questions you probably want to raise on a developer forum though.  
> This is not a help a mailing list.
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
Thanks, I figured out there was not server action but the response of
browser is modified somehow by script which is yet to be duplicated. Anyway,
thanks for the reply.
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