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I was curious if anybody else had done this so I did a search and found this article on it. I must admit that we though up the 404 redirect on our own without consulting other sites. A great achievement on our part I must say.
Often times it is nice to add some text after a link on your website to let your users know whether the link goes to a PDF and how large that PDF file is. I've found that manually doing this works but after awhile when that PDF file get updated, the file size next to it is incorrect. It is even possible that the link is no longer a PDF but somebody forgot update the text.
An easy solution to these problems is to create a function within ASP that spits out the file type and the file size after the link to let your users know using asp how large a file is and what the file type is.
How To Get File Size and Type Using ASP
function GetFileSizeType(WhatFile) set fs=Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") file = Server.MapPath(WhatFile) set f = fs.GetFile(file) intSizeK = Int((f.Size/1024) + .5) if intSizeK = 0 then intSizeK = 1 GetFileSizeType = "("&UCase(fs.GetExtensionName(file))&", "&intSizeK&"K)" set f=nothing set fs=nothing end function
To call this function simply do this:
I notice that a lot of database driven websites make easy mistakes by not checking for plural words. An example might be "2 vote" or "1 votes". Here is an example of a function using ASP to check for plurals.
function CheckPlural(input) if input <> 1 then CheckPlural = "s" else CheckPlural = "" end if end function
This function can be called like so: