View Full Version : Using Javascript to access external Text file

03-30-2006, 09:38 PM
Hi there,

I am fairly new to Javascript and need to use it to select, at random, a field1 and a field2 for use on a web page

My idea is to build an array() from a separate text (txt) file and then randomly select one line.

For example the entries in the text file will be:-

field1, field2
field1, field2
field1, field2

To save space it would be best to randomly select a line form the text file and then use this on the web page - but I have no idea how to do this!

Can anyone show me the way to go - with either idea?


03-30-2006, 09:40 PM
While this can be done, it would be much, much better to do it server-side, and that should be tried before Javascript is even considered an option.