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Bug #39321 $_FILES empty with enctype=multipart/form-data
Submitted: 2006-10-31 15:33 UTC Modified: 2006-11-08 14:58 UTC
From: josh at pixael dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 4.4.4 OS: linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-10-31 15:33 UTC] josh at pixael dot com
i'm trying to upload a file via ssl in a form with method post and enctype=multipart/form-data

if i upload a gif or jpg is all right

if i upload a txt or a pdf or other with INTERNET EXPLORER $_FILES and $_POST is empty

with firefox i've no problem

php version 4.3.9

this is the url of the test

Reproduce code:


<title>File Upload Test</title>

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;">


<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF">



echo'Print $_POST<br />';
echo'<br />Print $_FILES<br />';




<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="tst.php" method="post">

<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="20000000">
<input type="hidden" name="VAR1" value="1">

Send this file: <input type="file" name="userfile[]">

<input type="hidden" name="VAR2" value="2">

<input type="submit" value="Test">





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 [2006-11-01 06:51 UTC] judas dot iscariote at gmail dot com
this has been reported before, and seems to be a internet explorer bug. nothing to do with PHP I think.
 [2006-11-08 14:58 UTC]
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