Re: Idea for new form input type

Steve Waterbury (
Fri, 18 Feb 1994 11:37:47 --100

Lou Montulli writes:

> I have an suggestion for a new form input type that I would
> like to input on.
> In order to support the posting of large files using form based
> machanisms I suggest that a new input type "include-file" (or
> something similar) be added. This new type would be a file
> that exists on the local machine whose data would be posted
> to the forms server during form submission. This method
> would require the file to be posted using a MIME multipart
> message.
> The reasons this will be useful are as follows:
> * large text files can be sent without having to cut and paste
> them into a textarea window as they are now.
> * no memory limits on the size of the file. (currently all input
> data is held in memory)
> * arbitrary binary files can be sent

Enthusiastically seconded!! This capability would be extremely
useful for some forms applications I would like to implement.

- Steve Waterbury

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