[Seaside] Newbie alert: file uploads, etc.

Philippe Marschall philippe.marschall at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 18:31:53 UTC 2008

2008/7/7 Bill Schwab <BSchwab at anest.ufl.edu>:
> Hello,
> I am just getting started with Seaside (Pharo, Seaside 2.8, AFAIK, I am
> not using Scriptaculous), and stumbled around for a while looking for a
> good project.  Any time I am tempted to complain about how hard it is to
> find and file references, I think back to the days when one had to
> actually go to a big building called a library.  Downloading full-text
> .pdf files is a great improvement over the hard way.  That said, it
> really pays for me to add new articles to my a BibTeX file as soon as I
> find them.  Getting the entries themselves is easy; many publishers
> provide them, as does Google Scholar (if configured to do so).
> So, imagine a site that shows a report with the existing .bib files,
> drills down into their content, and accepts uploads of new full-text
> files and allows one to paste a BibTeX entry and a starting synopsis for
> the article into a form.  Behind the scenes, the new entry gets
> automatically edited with keys to represent the full-text file and/or
> local cache URL for same, and the synopsis.  The result is a pain to
> create, but very useful, and I thought it would be nice to try turning
> the tedious parts into a Seaside app on one of my servers.
> That's what I am trying to do.  Parts of it already more or less work.
> The idea of an upload hit me, and I realized it would be a LOT less
> trouble to use than my backup plan.
> Just how evil are file uploads?

No evil at all. Have a look at WAUploadTest.

> Do they work with or without a proxy
> server?


> Most files I find tend to be .pdf, usually 800k or so, ranging
> from very small (no worries) to just shy of 3MB.  Is that a reasonable
> thing to expect to work?


> Any other questions I should be asking?


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