I'm very new to rails and don't yet feel comfortable synthesizing this myself, so any help would be really appreciated. I'm trying to implement file upload functionality, such that users can upload multiple files at once (potentially, well over 10). Outside of having the user create and upload a zip file, it seems the nicest thing would be for them to drag and drop the files from their file browser into a scrollable text box on my app, or to at least allow them to select files one at a time which appear in a single scrollable text box. If they need to delete for example, they could select and press a delete button. Clicking submit, would upload all the files at once. Does anyone have any code that does any of this, or suggestions on how to handle any of this? (including the zip approach) Thanks a lot. -W
on 2005-11-30 20:04
on 2005-12-01 03:33
I am guessing here, but I don't think the browsers would really let you do that. The input of file type has strict rules about the files it uploads, and user clicking on the browse button is mandatory (as far as I know) Otherwise everyone would do scripts that would upload random files from the user's machine bogdan
on 2005-12-01 04:14
It seems like Web apps that let you do this (e.g. Flickr) generally do it by writing a client side component. That is, something that runs outside of the browser. Take this with a grain of salt- I am by no means an expert. But if I were implementing something like this, I'd probably take a look at how others do it- picture sites and file sharing sites seem like good things to look at.