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From "Martin Cooper" <>
Subject Re: FileUpload: parseRequest not returning anything
Date Fri, 14 May 2004 19:34:43 GMT

"Shahak Nagiel" <> wrote in message
> I have a JSP form with multiple standard (text & select) fields, and one
> file field.  To confirm, the only relevant and required portions of the
> are:
> <form name="foo" method="post" action=""
> enctype="multipart/form-data">
> ...
> <input type="file" size="50" name="file">
> When submitted (with all the fields' values populated),
> FileUpload.isMultipartContent(request) returns true, but
> upload.parseRequest(request) returns an empty List.  Any ideas why?
> (By the way, this is being implemented in a Struts action class, but the
> is not tied to a Struts form--long story--hence I'm not using the Struts
> html:file tag.  I didn't think that should cause any issues, but in the
> interests of disclosure, there it is.)

You say that the JSP is "not tied to a Struts form", but do you have a form
bean specified for the action mapping to which the request is being
submitted? If so, then Struts will parse the request and consume the input
stream before your action is ever invoked.

Martin Cooper

> Thanks,
> Shahak

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