Retrieving multiple files
When the users... commented... that the old portal required them to enter in one... file... at... a... time, I assured them that we would use technology to alleviate their pains, and provide for ctrl-clicking multiple file selection. Little did I realize what a burden this apparently is for scripters. After several hours of research, I finally decided that I am going to have to roll my own control. The up-side of this is that, since I'm now going down the path of client-side compiled code, a few of the other daunting features will be a bit easier (such as retrieving detailed reporting information on the documentation that they may submit, which is stored in DocStudio databases). It amazes me how much time simple things like this can take, when complex tasks can go by so quickly.
Oh, I do want to share this blog entry that I came across, which details an elegant way to add multiple files using the <input type="file"> element without cluttering up the page. If only it supported multiple file selection at one time!
Well, my posts have been keeping me at work later than I should be... so today is a short one. I'm off to see my family and play on the 360. I hope to finish Project Gotham, the new Condemned demo, and get back to Quake 4; Have a great weekend!