Fixing c:\fakepath in filestyle jquery plugin

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The other day I ran across an issue with the FileStyle jquery plugin. Whenever a new file was chosen, windows and Internet Explorer would put c:\fakepath\ before the filename. Turns out its not FileStyle’s issue - but a security feature of Internet Explorer.

As a quick fix, however, I made the following changes to FileStyle:

BEFORE

$(self).bind("change", function() {
  filename.val($(self).val());
});

AFTER

$(self).bind("change", function() {
  var s = $(self).val().replace(/(c:\\)*fakepath/i, '');
  filename.val(s);
});

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