impossible architecture??

Hello,

See if anyone can help me. I need to design a web application upload to
a server that works with a database hosted on the PC user logged. This
means that when a user logs on, the application configures the
connection to a database hosted on your PC. Is it possible to RoR? Is it
possible with Java,. Net, php ...?

greetings and thanks in advance.

No. A good thing too, would you like a website you accidentally visit
accessing a database on your PC? The one with your passwords and bank
detail in perhaps?

Colin

This has nothing to do with the platform you use.
What on earth has Java/.NET/PHP to do with connecting a web app with a
database on the client machine?

Have you ever thought about firewalls?, NAT? Port Forwarding?
Saying this is possible for all those platforms smells like trolling.
Please invest your time in more productive stuff.
Research first, then ask in a Forum/mailing list.

Have you looked into client-side databases with html5?

http://html5doctor.com/introducing-web-sql-databases/

I don't think he did say it was possible, he asked if it was.

Colin

Hello,

Hello,

See if anyone can help me. I need to design a web application upload to
a server that works with a database hosted on the PC user logged. This
means that when a user logs on, the application configures the
connection to a database hosted on your PC. Is it possible to RoR? Is it
possible with Java,. Net, php ...?

This has nothing to do with the platform you use.
What on earth has Java/.NET/PHP to do with connecting a web app with a
database on the client machine?

Have you ever thought about firewalls?, NAT? Port Forwarding?
Saying this is possible for all those platforms smells like trolling.

I don't think he did say it was possible, he asked if it was.

Ohh you're right. I think I read it in a rush and I rushed myself to reply.

I'm sorry David, nevermind my words.
On the other hand, depending on what you need to do, HTML5's local
storage might be a good option.

It is *possible* to do this - it's not well-documented, but there used
to be a version of Intuit's Quickbooks API that would allow a user to
sign into a website and grant access to that user's LOCAL copy of
Quickbooks.

On the other hand, that solution required additional custom software
on the user's machine and was tricky to set up under the best of
circumstances. I'd recommend you think hard about *why* you're trying
to do such a thing before heading down that road...

--Matt Jones