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    SitePoint Zealot superbrava's Avatar
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    Reading from "Favorites" list in IE

    I know you can add a site to your Favorites(bookmarking) but can you read from your Favorites into an array form probably to print your favorites on a page?
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    reading from clients data, not allowed is it?

    I don't think that could be done, as infomation found is infomation sent, and I dont think people would like that to happen!!! I hope I get proved wrong, so I can tell Microsoft they have a security problem!!!!
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    SitePoint Zealot superbrava's Avatar
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    lol

    yeah, that's what i figured. i was just trying to make a personalized homepage for myself.
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    I think some sites put passwords in the location.

    MSN used to put your e-mail password in the address bar.
    I could add the page to my favorites after entering passwords. If I returned using my favorites list it used to take me straight to my Inbox, without asking for passwords (I don't know if it still does this).

    Also, my favorites are the sites which I keep returning to, so they would say alot about me. Commercial sites could find out what I liked, and keep offering me 'deals'
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    SitePoint Zealot superbrava's Avatar
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    no, i think you are missing the point. since this would be client side, i am not passing anything thru a server, secondly i am wanting to access my favorites in internet explorer(i.e. the sites ive bookmarked) and place them in a nice handy spot on my page (probably a frame). this is just like a start page for when i open IE. this is strictly for me.
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    what you can get you can send!!!!

    If you can do it client side.....you can send it to server!!

    If you can take data from browser and put it into a frame using javascript, you can also send the same info.

    You will want to use c++ and build your own browser to do that I think. I could be wrong.
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    how can i send my data to a server if i am reading from a file and printing it client-side? i don't see how this is possible. i won't be using any forms. just curious as to how this could possibly happen.
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    Thats not what I'm saying......

    I am only saying that 'if' you can 'get' data, from wherever, you can send it. So if it's possible for you to get the favorites using javascript, it is also possible for others to do the same thing.

    So you want to create a page, that reads your browser, asking for the favorites, and displaying them on your page? What happens if you put that page online? Exactly the same thing. So then someone else goes to that page, and it reads their favs, and it 'could' be sent.

    I'm not saying that it's what you want to do, I'm saying if you can do it, then the above will also be possible.
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    if you use asp or php.....

    You could create the new 'favorite' from your homepage, sending it to your 'favorites' and to a file of favorites, which is called upon by your homepage when you next visit.

    But then you will need an input box.
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    Originally posted by superbrava
    how can i send my data to a server if i am reading from a file and printing it client-side? i don't see how this is possible. i won't be using any forms. just curious as to how this could possibly happen.
    You can always read the list of files client-side, store the values in hidden form fields and then submit a form to the server, thereby GETTING ALL OF THE USER'S FAVORITES. People can be very devious, and that's why such tight integration between client and server is not allowed.


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