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    Display a text file in webpage

    I have the ability to remotely upload a text file to a folder on my web server.
    Periodically during the day I update that file and re-upload it which overwrites the previous file.

    I am looking for a script to insert in a webpage that will "get" and display
    the current version of that file on page load.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Supreme Master coder! Philip M's Avatar
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    AJAX. For a good explanation and example see


    Many examples in the Ajax section of this forum, e.g.

    hi guys need help with a simple ajax script please

    var myvar = "";
    var http = XMLHttpRequest();
    http.open('GET', 'datatextfile.txt', true);
    http.onreadystatechange = function() {
       if(http.readyState == 4 && http.status == 200)
           myvar = http.responseText;
    All advice is supplied packaged by intellectual weight, and not by volume. Contents may settle slightly in transit.
    Last edited by Philip M; 02-24-2012 at 04:20 PM.

    All the code given in this post has been tested and is intended to address the question asked.
    Unless stated otherwise it is not just a demonstration.


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