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Re: Form-based Multiple File Upload in HTML

From: Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 09:53:33 +0000
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030214095333.GA8071@webarchitects.co.uk>


On Fri 14-Feb-2003 at 06:21:39AM -0000, Rui del-Negro wrote:
> >> 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 MSIE).
> Without support in any browser, it's kind of pointless to talk
> about implementing it correctly on the server... :(

I'm not sure which version of Opera supports it but at least one
version does because a few months ago we found that doing a multiple
upload caused an internal error in our web application that we had
to fix!


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