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Re: how to include the contents of a file within a TEXTAREA

From: William F. Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 11:08:55 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199606201508.LAA03310@phoebe.math.albany.edu>
To: nachi@csfb.co.jp
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
The HTTP method POST has been around for a long time.  It is certainly
not necessary to post from an HTML-form, but this is, I believe, the
only form of posting sponsored by most of the popular monolithic
browers.

You do want to make sure that the destination processing (analogous to
the action-URL in a form) is secure before taking in files.  For example,
you might think about discarding all but the first 10^4 bytes of input
if that is an upper bound for the size of reasonable input in your
context.

The simplest easily available thing now is probably the W3C "Command
Line Tool".  Let's say, for example, that one has it built as "w3c"
under UNIX.

Then the usage (from a shell) is:

            w3c -post -dest {destination-URL} {filename}


> Resent-Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 06:32:34 -0400
> From: "Nachi Muthu" <nachi@csfb.co.jp>
> Message-Id: <9606201927.ZM25053@devel9>
> Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 19:27:18 +0900
> To: www-talk@w3.org
> Subject: how to include the contents of a file within a TEXTAREA
> 
> I have a requirement in which the user of my html form, has to include the
> contents of his text file into the TEXTAREA of the FORM in the html document.
> I can ask the user to fix the file name, if required.
> 
> Is there any way, I can achieve this? Please send the response directly to my
> e-mail.
> . . .
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