Re: Form-based File Upload in HTML

M. Hedlund (
Fri, 17 Nov 1995 16:27:33 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 17 Nov 1995, Larry Masinter wrote:
> We are getting a trickle of requests for server/CGI implementations of
> file upload and other status. If you have an implementation of file
> upload either in client and server, or (even better) have a web page
> about the status of file upload, could you let us know so that we can
> send the information to those who inquire?

CGI::BasePlus, one of the CGI::* modules for Perl5, supports file upload
through forms. It is available in the modules/by-module/CGI/ directory
of any CPAN site. See <URL:> for
a list of CPAN sites. CGI::Lite also supports file upload, and is also
available at CPAN in the same directory.

Larry, a number of developers have mentioned that it would be easier to
process uploaded files if each file was given a content-length part
header. I know it's late in the game, but I thought it worth mentioning.

M. Hedlund <>