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Re: Form-based Multiple File Upload in HTML

From: Rui del-Negro <rmn@dvd-hq.info>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 06:21:39 -0000
To: www-html@w3.org
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>> Can the latest HTML handle multiple file attachments
>> using one input command (e.g. by choosing browse on
>> a HTML page, is there a way for a user to to hold
>> SHIFT and CTRL to select multiple files and/or
>> directory that would contain multiple files)?

> Yes, that's exactly how it's supposed to work.
> Opera is the only browser I know of that supports it.

I'm using Opera 6 and I can't get that to work. I _can_ select multiple 
files after clicking on "Browse...", but only the name of the first file 
appears in the browse box, and only that file is uploaded.

Opera 7 doesn't even allow selecting multiple files (as don't Mozilla or 

Without support in any browser, it's kind of pointless to talk about 
implementing it correctly on the server... :(

Received on Friday, 14 February 2003 01:15:56 UTC

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