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How to write to a text file using javascript


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Javascript has no support for reading or writing files on either the server or local system. There are a couple of sketchy work arounds for IE using jscript and ActiveX but they're generally not very reliable and aren't cross browser. The exception is cookies which you can both read and write. This will be fine if you want to store some value or setting for each user, which you can reload on their next visit. Read the JS Cookies article for how to use them.

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Javascript has no support for reading or writing files on either the server or local system. There are a couple of sketchy work arounds for IE using jscript and ActiveX but they're generally not very reliable and aren't cross browser. The exception is cookies which you can both read and write. This will be fine if you want to store some value or setting for each user, which you can reload on their next visit. Read the JS Cookies  article for how to use them.

There you go...wrong again :) ... keeps me humble, lol
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You could read a text file (would be cross browser) if you set the src of a hidden iframe to the path of the text file then read the ocontents of the frame.As far as writeing ot a file you would need ActiveX which as was said is not cross browser.

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