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Re: lynx-dev File uploads

From: Shane Wegner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev File uploads
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 00:01:48 -0800
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On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 09:16:56PM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 06:07:04PM -0800, Shane Wegner wrote:
> > 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.

The PHP modification doesn't look easy either.  Do you know
if the Content-transfer-encoding: HTTP header is standard
and if so, any CGI libraries in PERL or PHP which will play
nice with Lynx's binary uploads?


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