Notebook: Browse by URL?

asked 2011-11-20 05:14:55 -0600

Mike Witt gravatar image

updated 2011-11-20 05:15:18 -0600

Is there a reason that I can't "browse" by URL when I'm uploading a notebook? Apparently the upload via URL requires a specific location, whereas the upload by file allows you to browse. Is this because the underlying functionality is not available, or is it just a matter of it being enabled in the notebook interface?

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What do you mean by "browse by URL" ?

benjaminfjones gravatar imagebenjaminfjones ( 2011-11-20 13:43:19 -0600 )edit

If you're in the notebook interface, and you click on the "Upload" link near the top, then you get an upload worksheet dialogue. The top field allows you to browse for a file on your computer. The next field down allows you to enter a URL. What I would like to do is to be able to enter, say: http://vector.num9.com/Sage/Worksheets -- and then go to that directory on Vector and click on the one I want. Since we're in a browser already, I thought the functionality might be available. But maybe it's not so easy. I have no idea. Just asking :-)

Mike Witt gravatar imageMike Witt ( 2011-11-20 17:09:43 -0600 )edit

Oh, I see. I would imagine someone with javascript skills could whip something up like this. That would be pretty useful for browsing repositories of worksheets on the web.

benjaminfjones gravatar imagebenjaminfjones ( 2011-11-21 06:35:45 -0600 )edit

I usually just open another tab, since the browser itself is a web browser. From the other tab, I navigate to the .sws, then right-click and choose "copy link", then paste the link into the box.

Jason Grout gravatar imageJason Grout ( 2011-11-21 16:32:53 -0600 )edit

Well, that's not a bad strategy :-)

Mike Witt gravatar imageMike Witt ( 2011-11-21 17:19:59 -0600 )edit