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Re: File upload from a Web browser

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 15:38:36 -0700 (PDT)
To: hartill@lanl.gov
Cc: ppetit@wct.fr, www-talk@www10.w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9507121543.C29783-0100000@eat.organic.com>
On Wed, 12 Jul 1995, Rob Hartill wrote:
> Patrick Petit <ppetit@wct.fr> wrote,
> 
> > I am going through this list to get some advises on the
> > following problem.
> > 
> > I have to design an application where a client browsing a Web
> > server could decide to upload a local file to that serveur for processing
> > and get the result of that processing some time latter into another file.
> 
> > This application must be performed using a Web browser interface.
> > No assumption can be made about the availability or not of
> > some other resources on the client side like ftp or mail.
> > 
> > How would you resolve that problem ?
> 
> Don't hold your breath waiting for the browser developers
> to implement a file upload option. It's trivial, but still a pipe
> dream for most service providers.
> 
> If the popular browsers implemented this feature, it'd make feasible 
> a huge number of projects which are currently mothballed.
> I believe there's a mature RFC out there somewhere for Netscape et al
> to follow.

http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/html/draft-ietf-html-fileupload-02.txt

It has been implemented on both the client side in Mosaic and server-side 
in the NCSA httpd as patches available somewhere at Xerox (Larry?).  We 
have applications for this TODAY.  Are any browser developers listening?  :)

If this is a chicken-or-egg situation, we could put this on the short 
list for apache....

	Brian

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