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Bug 12065 - Please point out that for <input type=file multiple> should not be used. Instead each file should have its own field. Otherwise you break PHP.
Summary: Please point out that for <input type=file multiple>
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-02-14 15:47 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:17 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description contributor 2011-02-14 15:47:18 UTC

Please point out that for <input type=file multiple> should not be used. Instead
each file should have its own field. Otherwise you break PHP. 

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Comment 1 Anne 2011-02-14 15:49:48 UTC
(I still think we should just take over the definition of multipart/form-data by the way. It would make things much clearer.)
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-02-14 19:13:08 UTC
There's actually no conflict with the RFC here, and the spec is technically already correct, though I will be sure to add a note explaining this case.

The RFC says that you can use multipart/mixed only if a single form field has multiple files as a set, but in the case of an <input type=file multiple> control, each file generates a separate form field in the form data set.

As an aside: it wouldn't take much to get me to rewrite that RFC into the HTML spec and give up on using it as an external reference, because it's not the most well-written of RFCs. But if it's not truly needed, which so far it seems it has not been, then I'd rather spend the time working on more important things.
Comment 3 Anne 2011-02-15 00:21:44 UTC
Adding a note sounds good.
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-05-03 19:22:07 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 5 contributor 2011-05-03 19:23:13 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r6051.
Check-in comment: add a note to clarify interaction with rfc 2388
Comment 6 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:17:01 UTC
mass-move component to LC1