Re: File upload from a Web browser

>>>>> On Fri, 14 Jul 1995 12:41:00 -0700, Fisher Mark <> said:
> Netscape has announced support for Java in their browsers, probably by the 
> end of the year 
> (<URL:>).  This lets 
> the genie out of the bottle, as Netscape can then be extended in a nearly 
> arbitrary fashion.  From what I understand of Java, it should not take a lot 
> of time to create a file upload applet.

From what *I* understand of Java, it isn't currently possible to
create a 'file upload' applet.  The 'file upload' proposal asks for a
platform-specific 'file selection dialog' to take place, and I don't
see this as a Java primitive, nor how one might build such a thing
using any of the Java primitives.

Perhaps there are some Java experts who might clarify this?

Received on Friday, 14 July 1995 14:34:53 UTC