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From "Dean Landolt" <>
Subject Re: Uploading a file from an html form to a CouchDB attachment
Date Sun, 16 Nov 2008 18:33:59 GMT
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 10:46 AM, Justin Walgran <> wrote:

> I have been puzzling over the best way to upload a file from an HTML
> form and have it end up as an attachment to a new CouchDB document.
> Here is what I would like to do:
> 1) User select file using a "file" form element
> 2) User clicks the submit button
> 3) New CouchDB doc is created
> 4) Selected document is POSTed as an attachment to the new CouchDB doc
> One snag is the fact that jquery.couch.DB.saveDoc does not not return
> the autogenerated doc id, which makes it impossible to generate the
> attachment url.
> The bigger snag is the chaining of the two POSTs together. Based on my
> preliminary Googling It does not appear possible to trigger a file
> upload from javascript.
> Has anyone tackled this?

I believe you have to use an iframe if you want to do it in javascript. This
has definitely been tackled -- take a closer look at Futon -- it's in there.

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