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I am working on a personal ad site, using CDML (I may convert to Lasso later).

In order to allow users to upload their photographs, I need to use WebStar's File upload plug-in. I have used applescript to create a folder for that user, and place the necessary files in that folder for Webstar's fileupload plug-in to work., and then create a link that will take that user to their own upload.html file in their own folder.

This all works fine, except I need to take the user back to his/her ad page after the file is uploaded. I can't do this because I can't pass cdml tags to the upload page, since it's served by webstar instead of filemaker.

How can I make webstar recognize the cdml tags, without switching to lasso?

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One solution i came up with is to use a pop-up window for the webstar-served upload page. From the ad page served by fmp, the user would click on a link to upload a photo - this would open up a new window with the upload page. When the upload is done, there would be a "close window button", and the user would be back on the same web companion-served page they were just at.

I know a better solution would be to use lasso, but I can't afford to get the proffessional version right now and the light version doesn't do everything I need.

Does anyone know if you can pass a fmp value from a web-companion served page, to a lasso-lite page being served by webstar, and back again?

By the way, I am using Filemaker pro 5 Unlimited on a mac, with Webstar 4.3. I have heard of the Web Server Connector, but don't seem to have it - is this only available for Windows?

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