Accessing local files?
Ok, being a web develper i know that this isnt generally acceptable, and rightly so for many reasons.
But at the moment i am toying with an idea and i basically i want to have a page where when loaded by a client, it (by either asking and getting permission, because the client will WANT to give permission) look for a specific directory on the users computer and read a file within, no writing, no modifying, just read a file.
Ive read recently that HTML5 gives local file storage/access but from what i have read this allocates you space on the HD to store and read files you have put there, so not access to the client directories.
Like i said, i can fully see the reason for not, but the client will want to give permission, so even if there is a promt that is fine.