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    Question Saving only a portion of webpage into a file

    hello,
    im working on a web application that generates dynamic data. My question is: i want users to be able to save the generated data, but not the whole web page, just a table in the web page that holds this data. I searched and found out that showing a "save as" dialog box is possible with javascript, with a method like: onclick="javascript: document.execCommand('SaveAs','1',null);. However, i coulnd't find out how to change the document object (or is it possible?) or a trick to print just the table of dynamic data. I tried to cover the table with <div id="myData"></div> and use onclick="javascript: myData.execCommand('SaveAs','1',null); but as you might guess, it didn't work and gave this error message: "object doent support this property or method". Indeed i dont have any idea what div tag can and can't do, so it was just a meaningless try. By the way, i want to add that i can't use iframes just because of program design issues.
    Anyway, do you have any suggestions?

    thanks in advance,
    ibrahim saygılı

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    Can you use window.open()?
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    The only file access that javascript has is to read and write cookies.

    execCommand is an Internet Explorer only command for use on intranets.
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    Actually felgall, Mozilla has partial support for execCommand(), but it doesn't support execCommand('SaveAs', [...]).
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