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Thread: How to upload a file by clicking a link instead of button?

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    Smile How to upload a file by clicking a link instead of button?

    I need an way to upload a file by clicking a link instead of button(<input type="file" name="somename"/>). This feature has been newly added to GMail, to attached a file we need to click a link.

    Any ideas or code of how this can be done are needed.

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    Default Re: file upload by clicking a link instead of button

    Welcoem to Java programming forums.
    This is a Java Forum....not a html/php/javascript forum.

    Maybe it redirects you to a page with an upload script on it?


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    Default Re: file upload by clicking a link instead of button

    Hello raghuprasad,

    Chris is right, this is a Java forum, not a JavaScript forum. The two languages are different.

    I think I can help you with this one though regardless..

    If you were to do this with JavaScript, all you need to do is add a 'onclick' to the href link which calls the desired function.

    For example, create the upload function and put it on your page:

    <SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
    function upload()
    //upload code here

    Then on your href link:

    <a href="javascript:upload()">Attach an image</a>

    When the 'Attach an image' link is clicked, the upload function is called.

    Do a Google search on how to upload files using Javascript

    javascript upload file - Google Search
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