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[REBOL] Re: CGI, uploading file using HTTP, server side

From: rebol:meurrens at: 23-Jun-2003 2:57

Hi, According to my observations of data recently collected on a sample of different browsers and OS (with the help of this ML): (1) I never encountered the content-transfer-encoding feature (2) The data were never base64 encoded. (3) It seems (It's 2:45 in the morning in Brussels, so I'll have a more precise look to morrow :-) ) that the default is to simply copy the bytes as they appear in the text or binary file and that this default is allways used. (4) So, in fact, *all* clients ""avoid the overhead of base64 encoding"" (5) Nevertheless, I have tried to implement content-transfer-encoding when introducing Andreas' function within my make-cgi.r script ( ) just in case . (6) However, I am not sure that this implentation is really needed and (!!!) I am not sure that this implementation works because I was not able to test it, as I never found a browser sending such attribute. Thus my worry. Regards, </marc> At 11:29 23/06/2003 +1200, you wrote:
>On Mon, 23 Jun 2003 00:13:27 +0200 > Andreas Bolka <[andreas--bolka--gmx--net]> wrote: > >>the whole content-transfer-encoding stuff stems from the email >>background. as said before, i've never encountered it when using HTTP >>forms with multipart/form-data encoding. > >I had to implement a Rebol solution a couple of years whereby the contents >of a multipart form were mixed with text, and binary image data. The >client wanted binary transfer to avoid the overhead of base64 encoding. > >-- >Graham Chiu >
Prof. Ir Marc Meurrens, Brussels (be) TEL: +32 (0)2 537 2812 FAX: +32 (0)2 537 7645 EMAIL: [marc--meurrens--org] URL: REB: PGPKEY: Please don't mail me attached files, instead, use my 'exchange area' : EXCHANGE AREA: (HTTP/FTP upload/download of temporary/persistent files)