[Seaside] saving & uploading files?
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 12:15:57 -0700
Tim Rowledge wrote:
> Julian Fitzell <firstname.lastname@example.org> is claimed by the authorities to have written:
>>Not sure I ever tried using it myself but I think that was how it was
>>supposed to work. Have you had specific problems with it or just
>>wondering where to start?
> The latter; I've no idea what one does to provide for an upload
> field/form/entry/whatever it is.
Well, like I said, you *should* be able to just put an IAFileUpload in
your form, bound to a variable and that variable will contain the IAFile
object when the form is submitted.
> And let's not forget the download stuff; the only approach I can think
> of at the moment is to save the info to a file and just return it from
> a new URL. That simply has to be wrong - its so ugly.
Downloads can be accomplished by subclassing IADynamicResource. See
IAFormResource for an example that returns an image. You just need to
subclass IADynamicResource and define a #mimeDocument method.
You could do something like:
^ MIMEObject contentType: 'text/plain' content: 'This is a test'
So now if you do:
self callPage: IAMyDynamicResourceSubclass new
the user would be prompted to download a text file. Actually, in this
case the browser would probably just display it since it is 'text/plain'
hopefully that gets the idea across.
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