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Bug #34438 $_FILES problem
Submitted: 2005-09-09 11:34 UTC Modified: 2005-09-09 11:49 UTC
From: schoolgal_hk at yahoo dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Performance problem
PHP Version: 5.0.5 OS: Window 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-09-09 11:34 UTC] schoolgal_hk at yahoo dot com
I use $_FILES['file']['type'] to check the type of a MICROSOFT WORD file while editing it by Microsoft word. 

$_FILES['file']['type'] return the type : application/octet-stream

However, when I finish editing and close the Microsoft Word application. 

$_FILES['file']['type'] can now return the correct type: application/msword

I am now sure whether this is a feature or bug.

Reproduce code:

echo "File type :".$_FILES['file']['type'];

Expected result:
File type :application/msword 

Actual result:
File type :application/octet-stream


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 [2005-09-09 11:49 UTC]
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