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From Ben Kuek <>
Subject [FileUpload] Servlet stopping at servletFileUpload.parseRequest(request)
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2007 02:18:51 GMT


I am using commons-fileupload-1.2

I am trying to upload a multipart/form-data from a client application 
(written in C#)
to the servlet.

The servlet stops at:


returning an internal server error (500) to the client.
There are no error messages printed.
System.out.println(exception.getMessage()); doesn't seem to do anything


For testing, I made sure that the client sent the following string 
(example from RFC 1867):

Content-type: multipart/form-data, boundary=AaB03x
content-disposition: form-data; name="field1"
Joe Blow
content-disposition: form-data; name="pics"; filename="file1.txt"
Content-Type: text/plain
... contents of file1.txt ...


In the servlet, I made sure that the string is received by printing the 
request stream:

               //int intChar;
               //BufferedReader testBR = request.getReader();
               //while( (intChar =  != -1) {
               //    System.out.print((char)intChar);                     

               // I've confirmed that the string printed are as sent by 
the client
               // Servlet will not move pass this line
               List items = servletFileUpload.parseRequest(request);

Am I doing something wrong?

Warmest regards,

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