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assyrian
Jan 22nd, 2003, 07:50 PM
Is their an easy way to make a list of URLs on a web page that link to a folder of documents on a hard drive. Something automated that does not require typing out each URL

Subfolder 1
|
+----Doc 1
|
+----Doc 2
|
+----Doc 3
|
+----Doc 4

Borgtex
Jan 22nd, 2003, 08:24 PM
When you say "hard drive", you mean the server or the visitor HD?.

You probably need some server-side programming

assyrian
Jan 22nd, 2003, 10:00 PM
Agreed on the server-side running Apache. I know that this is an easy thing to accomplish when using the IIS.

Tails
Jan 24th, 2003, 07:55 PM
If you link a file from a hard drive, the visitor will have to have that same file on their machine. For example file://C:\site\index.htm
That works fine on offline pages but not for visitors if you put the site online. However this is efficient enough to call on programs in certain directories like in Win95/98: file://C:\Windows\Paint.exe (don't try this though since you'll just get a message asking to download it -- from your own machine haha).