Stylesheet not honored; directory access thwarted


#1

Hi,

I intend to import CVS data from user-selected files a sub-directory
withing a Rails app. I wrote a toy app outside the scope of Rails
just to test this capability. The toy app is posted at
http://www.pastie.org/308209.

The toy has a few blemishes:

  1. I included CSS to center the link, but it’s rendered left-
    justified.
  2. I expected the filenames in the imports sub-directory to be
    displayed, but they were not.

Any ideas?

TIA,
Richard


#2

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 12:48 PM, RichardOnRails
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

The toy has a few blemishes:

  1. I included CSS to center the link, but it’s rendered left-
    justified.

An anchor is not a block element, hence is only as wide as its content.
(Also, the ‘position: relative’ is meaningless in the example shown.)

  1. I expected the filenames in the imports sub-directory to be
    displayed, but they were not.

I’m guessing you think that a URL can contain wildcards; it can’t.

If you use href="/imports/" and your server allows directory listing,
you’ll see the files listed.

HTH,

H*


#3

On Nov 5, 4:14 pm, Hassan S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

  1. I expected the filenames in the imports sub-directory to be

    Hassan S. ------------------------ removed_email_address@domain.invalid

Hi Hassan,

Excellent guidance!

I got centering of my link working both with in-line styling and
external CSS.
And I also got a directory listing from Firefox.

You’re batting 1000. Thanks a lot!

Best wishes,
Richard