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Re: lynx-dev File uploads

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev File uploads
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 21:16:56 -0500
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On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 06:07:04PM -0800, Shane Wegner wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am currently using Lynx 2.8.5-dev11 with file uploads
> enabled.  Perhaps not a Lynx issue directly but I ran into
> the problem of Lynx base64 encoding binary files.  It seems
> the file upload support in php doesn't support Lynx's
> method of transmitting and my script has no way to know
> whether a file is base64 encoded or not.
> I am using php 4.2.3 with the basic $_FILE structures and
> the information they provide.  I have read other messages
> on the lynx-dev list about this and am wondering if anyone
> ever came up with a way to fix it.  Perhaps disabling
> base64 encoding for uploads altogether.

base64 encoding is used for binary files because lynx doesn't handle
embedded nulls in the file - would require rewriting a few hundred
lines of code, as well as changing several dozen places where the
result is passed around.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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