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From Dakota Jack <>
Subject Re: [FileUpload] Getting wrong filename from FileItem
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 19:06:47 GMT
That is an excellent point, Robert.  I often forget how horrible it
must be to be immeshed in those programming worlds where there is no
recourse.  Too often we shy away, I think, at changing code, even with
the Java distribution itself, license issues notwithstanding.

On 5/4/05, robert burrell donkin <> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 10:26 -0700, Dakota Jack wrote:
> > Some people think this is a bug and some people think that this is a
> > feature.
> <snip>
> > That is not a problem, however.  I just went in and changed the
> > commons upload code adding .getName() to the file at this stage.  The
> > problem you are seeing is in Internet Explorer, right?  Firefox and
> > Netscape return the file name and Internet Explorer returns the full
> > path.  Anyway, you either have to solve the problem in the commons
> > upload code itself, where it is easy to solve, or to go through some
> > wasted mechanisms after the fact.  Everyone has to solve this problem
> > somewhere, so I definitely come down on the side of "bug" versus
> > "feature".
> the great thing about open source is that you are free to do exactly
> this :)
> - robert
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