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From Dakota Jack <dakota.j...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FileUpload] Getting wrong filename from FileItem
Date Fri, 06 May 2005 07:34:09 GMT
```This code should definitely work.  If it does not, I sure would like
to know what happens.  What did happen?  Did you debug it?

On 5/6/05, Knezevic, Mihael <m.knezevic@porta.de> wrote:
>
>
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: Dakota Jack [mailto:dakota.jack@gmail.com]
> > Gesendet: Freitag, 6. Mai 2005 08:51
> > An: Jakarta Commons Users List; Knezevic, Mihael
> > Betreff: Re: [FileUpload] Getting wrong filename from FileItem
> >
> > Just so there is no misunderstanding, the browsers have
> > nothing to do with what getName returns.  The browsers differ
> > in what name they provide for the file.  Thus, when you get a
> > File object for IE it gives the full name and for the others
> > the actual file name itself.
> thanks for the extra explanation. it's what i understood in the first place (no offense
on this one).
>
>
> > You make them all the same if you change commonsupload to give you
> > file,getName() rather than just file.
> >
> >
> >
> >     // Just add this to the "protected String getFileName(Map
> >     if(fileName != null) {
> >       fileName = new java.io.File(fileName).getName();
> >     }
>
> tried that in the first place in my programm. but as the filename is something like C:\mydir\myfile.txt
(windows file path) it doesn't seem to work on the linux server i'm running. file separators
are different. correct me if i'm wrong.
>
> windows client (ie) returns C:\mydir\myfile.txt to my linux server. on linux the file
separator is a slash ( / ) and not a backslash ( \ ). so my linux server searches for a slash
in the full filename to get just the filename. but there is none. so it assumes it is the
filename and returns it all.
>
> >
> >
> > On 5/5/05, Mihael Knezevic <m.knezevic@porta.de> wrote:
> > > thanks to all the responses for my question.
> > >
> > > actually i didn't know that it was a browser "thing". i
> > thought it was
> > > an operating system thing. thanks for clearing this up. and
> > as this is
> > > a browser specific thing IMHO there should be just a change in the
> > > docu where you should add the fact that the IE is not behaving like
> > > any other browser with the method getName. that would be of
> > much help.
> > >
> > > and this is the kind of "feature" i don't like of MS software.
> > >
> > > Am Mittwoch, 4. Mai 2005 22:02 schrieb Frank W. Zammetti:
> > > > I know, I've run into this myself... But, it should be a fairly
> > > > trivial exercise to write code to extract just the filename (as I
> > > > believe you've done).  This makes sense to me as an additional
> > > > method.  That way no existing code gets broken, but newer
> > code can
> > > > use the new method, which works as getName() probably should have
> > > > been working all along anyway (IMHO).
> > > >
> > > > Frank
> > > >
> > > > Dakota Jack wrote:
> > > > > The data difference is not in the code but in the request data
> > > > > from the browser.  IE puts in the full name and other
> > browsers put
> > > > > in just the name.  Calling [file].getName() gives the
> > same result
> > > > > for all of them.  I don't think there is a way to get a
> > full name
> > > > > from the browsers that send only the file name.  There is no
> > > > > reason, of course, to know the full name.
> > > > >
> > > > > On 5/4/05, Frank W. Zammetti <fzlists@omnytex.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >>It seems to me a method to get JUST the filename makes
> > a lot of sense...
> > > > >>what has been the reason for not adding it IN ADDITION
> > to what's
> > > > >>there now?  Unfortunately it would make more sense if getName()
> > > > >>returned just the name while there was another method, maybe
> > > > >>getFullName() that returned what getName() returns now,
> > but that
> > > > >>breaks existing code potentially, so I can certainly
> > see why that
> > > > >>hasn't been done, but adding something like getJustTheName() or
> > > > >>something (obviously there must be a better choice!)
> > makes sense to me.
> > > > >>
> > > > >>Frank
> > > > >>
> > > > >>Dakota Jack wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >>>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
> > > > >>><robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk>
> > > 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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~Dakota Jack~

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