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Directory Chooser

John Eric Hamacher
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Joined: Apr 25, 2007
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I'm looking for a directory chooser for my JSP. The control would simply allow the user to select the name of a directory (not a file) and have that name be available to pass to a servlet. Note I just want the name of a directory, so there should be no security issues, right?

Does anybody know of a Javascript library that could accomplish this? Thanks.

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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JavaScript has no access to the client file system, so there can be no library that does this. The closest you can get is the file input control which will let you choose a file, but not a folder.

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