Firefox extension for automating the download/upload of new file versions

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Our company developed a secure on-line collaboration platform, where users can - among other functions - share documents.

We still do not offer the possibility to edit documents on-line (see HTML/JS editors) so - in order to update a document the users still have to download the file, edit it using an editor on their system (for example Word or Excel), save the updated version locally and finally upload the new version on the system.

In order to automate this process we currently use the Java applet JumpLoader ([url removed, login to view]). This applet does following tasks for us:

- downloads a copy of the file in the user Temp folder

- starts the relative editor (word, excel, ...)

When the user confirms - on the web application - that he wants to upload the new version:

- upload the new version of the file

- delete the file on the local system

As parameters for this process we provide the applet the URLs for downloading and uploading the file.

Since many customers do not allow the use of Java applets we would like to convert the functionality of this applet into a Firefox extension, which should be started by clicking on a link inside our application.

The target client platform would be Windows XP and Windows 7.

Would this be possible? Could you kindly provide me an effort estimation for this project? Please feel free to contact me in case you need some more information.

Best regards,

Skills: Firefox, Javascript

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Yes, the Firefox extension is a good way to implement this functionality. We may make it even handier, please see the private message.

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