Chris Gallagher wrote:
so in theory a page could request an image file
by referencing a the number 12345 . what it needs
to do then is get this image from disk and return it
to the rails project.
Is this possible in ruby on rails?
You can allow a visitor to upload files, but no web app can simply grab files off a visitor's computer. If visitor uploads are what you're looking for, see the file_field or file_field_tag methods at http://api.rubyonrails.org/