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

                 Key: FILEUPLOAD-194
             Project: Commons FileUpload
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.2.2, 1.2.1
            Reporter: Hanspeter D├╝nnenberger
         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

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 FileUploadBase.getFileUploadExceptions().

The patch shows the concept, but further improvement might be necessary.

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