What do people think about this strategy:

To display client-side local file:
Use jmol "load ?".

To upload the file to the server side when the user hits a button:
get the absolute path of the local file from jmol,
Use xmlhttprequest send() to upload the file to server

for reference, this is my original problem:
I want to display a pdb file on the client-side first, and then upload to the server only when users are ready to submit the form.



From: nextgame@hotmail.com
To: jmol-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:47:23 -0500
Subject: Re: [Jmol-users] Re : Re: Re : Re: display and upload local file

Hi all,

> I am seeing now that Chrome and Safari (Windows) have the same security limitation as
> Firefox on reading the value of input file, but cannot use the files.item() method which works
> for Firefox. More research needed :-(

This is essentially my problem-- getastext, getasbinary only works with ff3. Anybody know of any equivalent methods that would work with safari and IE? Thanks.

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