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> I am trying to populate a menu with a list of PDF files from a
> particular folder. I've got this working perfectly for a local path
> using the FileXtra4 xtra, but I'm stumped with getting a folder from
> the web. I've tried the Buddy Web xtra, but it returns an empty list
> when I use:
> fileList = bwFileList("ftp://www.palmhousedesign.co.uk/stuff/",
> "*.*", )
Is that supposed to be a valid URL? Have you tried it in a browser?
And remember you don't want to publish a valid FTP server address if it
I'm not sure about Buddy Web xtra (I've not used it), but you have a couple of other options:
1. Use the excellent free and for absolutely no sane reason depreciated MultiUSer Xtra to create a network connection with an ftp server and use standard ftp commands to get a directory listing. see http://www.lingoworkshop.com/Testzone/FTP_Client_Test.php
2. Use getNetText to ask a server-script to return the list of files. This is probably the safest but is dependent on the server (example php script attached).
Unfortunately I don't think I can run php on the remote server. Also, my version of Flash doesn't understand getNetText. Maybe time for an upgrade...
Anyway, I got the Buddy Web xtra to work. The bwFileList command has to be run with an FTP protocol, not HTTP which I was trying before. You have to incude a username and password too, which I hadn't done the first time. So I'm going to buy the Buddy Web xtra and use that.
Thanks for your time, guys, much appreciated...