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From Brandon Mercer <>
Subject Re: AW: Multi-select file chooser
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2005 15:02:42 GMT
Slattery, Tim - BLS wrote:

>>Yes, I can.  The limitation is that for every post or get, 
>>you can only have ONE multipart/mime file.  When you 
>>have multiple <file> elements you actually perform multiple 
>>posts to submit each one.  
>I disagree. You can have any number of <input type="file"...> elements in a
>web page. Any such page must be POSTed, and the <form...> element must
>specify enctype="multipart/form-data". With this in place, a MIME-formatted
>stream is sent to the server. That stream can contain any number of uploaded
>files (one per <input type="file"...> element), and whatever other form
>elements you want to put on the page. That's ONE post to the server. The
>stream contains the name and contents of all the files and other form
>elements, all nicely described with appropriate MIME headers.
Tim that top post is mis quoted, please feel free to go study the RFC's 
to find what is really going on here.  It was later stated that you need 
a multipart/mixed submit in order to handle multiple file uploads with 
one post so the above statement is correct.

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