H e l l o...
I probably won't begin this fabulous trip into script land tonight, but I just read a small bit of what I have to do, and I'm lost! Here's an excerpt from the directions:
You will need to specify and refer to the following directories when you edit the settings file (chart.ini) --how do you edit an .ini file?!
Temp upload directory: This directory is where the users' chart data initially gets stored when they first publish. In our example, it's called "xml" and it's off of the root web directory (although the absolute reference might be something other than "/xml". You can make it anything you wish, as long as you provide the absolute reference correctly in the settings file (described below).
Main storage directory: This directory is where the users' chart data gets moved to by the postupload.pl or xmlupload.pl script and where the chart.pl script finds the data it needs to display all users' charts. You can make this one anything you wish, as well, provided its absolute reference in the settings file is correct (described below).
Jar location: This is a URL reference to the location of the chart.jar file, the PostXML.class file, and the graphic images (gif files) that the Netscape browser needs. DO NOT place these files in cgi-bin, as the read permissions in cgi-bin are typically limited.
Scripts location: This is a URL reference to the location of the perl scripts, frequently "http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/
". Note the trailing slash in the URL. It must be included, the rest of the entries do NOT include trailing slashes.
Then it says to "modify the settings file" -- it's file.ini -- how do you open it to modify it?
I can see it's going to be a long road ahead .
[This message has been edited by MTDesigns (edited 10-06-00@8:40 pm)]