Is it possible to determine the file size before an actual u

I am doing a file upload where I want to constrain the maximum size to
1 mb, and I can check this data after the upload has completed. Is
there a way to check this before the upload actually starts?

dan kuwachi wrote:

I am doing a file upload where I want to constrain the maximum size to
1 mb, and I can check this data after the upload has completed. Is
there a way to check this before the upload actually starts?

I don’t think you can do this. Rails will not even begin processing the
action until the browser finishes sending the request. And the file
upload is part of the request. I think you are at the mercy of HTTP
here.

But I could be completely wrong since I have heard of rails based file
upload progress bars, so if anyone knows better feel free to shoot me
down.

If you’re using mongrel, you can write a handler to get information
about the incoming request before it’s completely downloaded. You can
then have your rails controllers connect to the handler via drb to get
the content-length information the browser sends.

Afaik, this is what mongrel’s upload progress handler does:

http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/docs/upload_progress.html

It’ll probably do what you need to do. If not, you can use it as
inspiration for your own handler.

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