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Bug #16740 HTTP_POST_FILES not functioning w/ certain browsers
Submitted: 2002-04-23 00:46 UTC Modified: 2002-04-23 01:08 UTC
From: vjl at uci dot edu Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: HTTP related
PHP Version: 4.1.2 OS: Linux: 2.4.3 [Mandrake 8.0]
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-04-23 00:46 UTC] vjl at uci dot edu
When running this code:

##-- upload_test1.html --##

<html><head><title>upload test</title></head>
<FORM ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data" METHOD="POST" ACTION="upload_test2.php">
<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="1000000">
&nbsp;<INPUT TYPE="FILE" NAME="vita" SIZE="30" MAXLENGTH="58">
 <INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="update" VALUE="Commit Changes">
 <INPUT TYPE="RESET" NAME="Reset" VALUE="Reset Changes">

##-- upload_test2.php --##

if  ($HTTP_POST_FILES['vita']['tmp_name'] != 'none')
echo "a file was uploaded";
echo "nothing was uploaded";

Different results depending on the browser one is using. If one uses Galeon 1.2.0 under Linux or Mozilla 0.99 under linux, and one presses the "commit" button WITHOUT uploading a file, the resulting page will display "a file was uploaded". This is due to the fact that tmp_name is equal to "" instead of "none" which it is supposed to be equal to. 

If one does upload a file, using galeon, tmp_file does get defined as it should. 



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 [2002-04-23 01:08 UTC]
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