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Solved: Reading file with Ajax

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by xtiano77, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. xtiano77

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    I am building an HTML page that will reside on the hard drive of my office computer. It will have access to the internet, but it will not be hosted on a web server. I would like to have the pages load and read txt or csv files into a JavaScript variable so I can then manipulate the information. I have been reading a little bit about Ajax, and it seems that it would work; however, I would like to know if Ajax would work on local requests, meaning an Ajax request that will not go over a server or network, only straight to the hard drive to retrieve a file. I am thinking about purchasing the O'Rilley Ajax: The Definitive Guide, but I would like to get some feed back form experience users before I try it. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. jdean

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    Don't know the answer to this but I have a suggestion. There's actually a name for this genre of applications (that I can't recall right this minute) but one example is tiddlywiki. Check it out and see where that leads you.
     
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    Yeah, local AJAX should work.

    You can easily test it tho to verify.
     
  4. xtiano77

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    Thanks guys, I sure appreciate the help.
     
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