6 Replies - 2966 Views - Last Post: 06 October 2011 - 11:42 AM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 02:25 AM
I need to develop a Web application that will read an Internet link, a PDF, a Word or a PPT file, then it will display the information in a kind of viewer (just the text, not the images) where the user will be able to highlight phrases. Once the user had finish to highlight, he will click a "continue" button that will send him to another screen that will show the phrases that he highlighted allowing him to edit them and to associate each one of them with a picture (the pictures will be taken from the original file and will be display in the bottom) using a list (since the pictures will be numbered). He will then click a "save" button and the information will go to a database.
Can you please give me any advice?
Thank you very much!
Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:25 AM
You will need a server-side language, like PHP, .NET or Java (the most popular choices), to read the link and parse the documents into something you can display to the user. Seeing as you are talking about using proprietary Microsoft formats, your best bet would probably be Microsoft's own server-side language, ASP.NET. (Microsoft don't play well with others )
Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:52 AM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:14 AM
And, by the way, be careful of which parts of HTML5 you are using. The standard is still in the working draft stage, and only parts of it are stable enough to be counted on at this point. Give it a year or two before you start depending on it
Posted 06 October 2011 - 10:09 AM
This post has been edited by darek9576: 06 October 2011 - 10:09 AM
Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:42 AM