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From Hanspeter Dünnenberger (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (FILEUPLOAD-194) conceptual error throwing FileUploadException when upload size or file size exeeds limits
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:59:52 GMT


Hanspeter Dünnenberger updated FILEUPLOAD-194:

    Attachment: my-changes.patch

> conceptual error throwing FileUploadException when upload size or file size exeeds limits
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: FILEUPLOAD-194
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons FileUpload
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.2.1, 1.2.2
>            Reporter: Hanspeter Dünnenberger
>         Attachments: my-changes.patch
> When any size limits exceed, immediately a FileUploadBase.SizeLimitExceededException
or FileUploadBase.FileSizeLimitExceededException is thrown and parsing of the multipart request
terminates without providing request parameters for further processing.
> This basically makes it impossible for any web application to handle size limit exceeded
cases gracefully. 
> My proposal is that request parsing should always complete to deliver the request parameters.
Size limit exceeded cases/exceptions might be collected for later retrieval, FileSizeLimitExeededException
should be mapped to the FileItem to allow some validation on the FileItem on application level.
This would allow to mark upload input fields as erronous if the uploaded file was too big.

> Actually I made a patch for that (see attachment). With this patch, commons-fileupload
always completes request parsing in case of size limit exceedings and only after complete
parsing will throw an exception if one was detected. Using FileUploadBase.setThrowUploadException(false)
no exceptions will be thrown (except more critical ones like invalid stream format).
> After request processing the collected FileUploadExceptions might be retrieved using
> The patch shows the concept, but further improvement might be necessary.

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