Re: Idea for new form input type (Steve Waterbury)
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 1994 11:37:47 --100
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From: (Steve Waterbury)
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Subject: Re: Idea for new form input type
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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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