Re: Client side file push

Michael Johnson (michaelj@relay.relay.com)
Fri, 03 Nov 95 07:37:36 EST


Subject: Re: Client side file push
Message-Id: <MICHAELJ.951103073736@relay.relay.com>
From: michaelj@relay.relay.com (Michael Johnson)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date:    Fri, 03 Nov 95 07:37:36 EST

>I'm trying to get a file sent from the client to the server, what I'd really
>like is to push a form to the client where she would fill in an absolute
>local file reference, which, upon submission of the form would actually
>include the file as part of the transmission.  I believe there is an HTML
>extension that allows this:
>
><FORM ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data" ACTION="_URL_" METHOD=POST>
>
>Send this file: <INPUT NAME="userfile" TYPE="file">
>
><INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Send File">
>
></FORM>

Actually, what there is is an experimental Internet Draft which has been
published by the HTML Working Group that describes "Form-based File Upload
in HTML". This and other Internet Drafts produced by HTML-WG are accessible
from:

  http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/html/

The specific document that describes file uploads is:

  http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/html/draft-ietf-html-file-upload-03.txt

Happy reading.

Michael Johnson
Relay Technology, Inc.
http://mordor.relay.com/
The opinions above are my own and not necessarily shared by Relay Technology