I have done this by firing a plain old click event on the file  
control. While this works in some browsers, it is not absolutely  
consistent.

$('fake_file').observe('click',function(evt){
        Event.stop(evt);
        $('real_file').click();
});

Walter

On Jan 28, 2009, at 10:35 PM, solidhex wrote:

> I am trying to figure out how I would re-route an event elsewhere.
> For example, a click observer is on a link, but when that link is
> clicked, I'd like to open the default input type="file" view. Is this
> possible? I tried passing the focus to the file input, but this did
> not work. Did I need to set up a custom event with fire?


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