Type=File

Erez Levin (erezl@mse.mhs.compuserve.com)
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 15:50:06 +0200


Message-ID: <32244E8E.3E91@mse.mhs.compuserve.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 1996 15:50:06 +0200
From: Erez Levin <erezl@mse.mhs.compuserve.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Type=File

Hy All,

I need some assistance with sending a file as attachment to the web
server.  I saw some explanation in the following document:

HTML 3.0                                                       28th
March 1995

   INTERNET DRAFT                                 Dave Raggett, W3C
   Expires in six months                          email: <dsr@w3.org>

             HyperText Markup Language Specification Version 3.0


File Attachments --(type=file)--

   This allows users to attach one or more files to be submitted with
   the form's contents. The ACCEPT attribute can be used to specify a
   comma separated list of MIME content types. These are used to
   restrict the kinds of files that can be attached to the form. For
   instance: 

       <input name=pictures type=file accept="image/*">

   This example restricts files to match "image/*", i.e. to registered
   MIME image types. For windows based user agents, it is suggested
   that file fields display the name of the last file attached, with
   the ability to open a file dialog box to view the complete list of
   files attached so far. The accept attribute then acts to specify the
   filter on the list of candidate files. 


I could not get it to work.

I have tried under Netscape Navigator 3 (Atlas) since non of the
explorers are complying under these conditions. 

I am currently working on NT 4.0 (build 1381).

What I am looking for is more information on How to send an attachement
file using the Type=file feature.  So if anyone can help me I will be
more then gratefull.

Thanx in advanced 

Erez Levin