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[Bug 4614] uploded_file= fails when validation passes using web interface

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Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 12:06:45 +0000
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------- Comment #3 from ot@w3.org  2007-06-11 12:06 -------
(In reply to comment #2)
> Perhaps your page should include some info for us newbies for whom the finer
> points of "POST" & "GET" methods are NOT self-evident?  A simple working
> example would probably suffice.

Forget about POST and GET for a moment... When you use the "by URI" validation
the URI is the information that the validator needs to go and retrieve your
page online. When you work by file upload, however, the validator does not care
about the file name, but it cares about the file itself. A mechanism whereby a
service on a remote server would be able to retrieve a file on your local
computer without you sending it would be a terrible security issue.

If you want the validator to go fetch the document for you, put it online. If
you don't want to put it online, send it by file upload, direct input method,
or use one of the (many) existing programs and browser extensions that allow
you to interact with the validator, doing the content upload for you.
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