Upload File Using form_remote_tag?


#1

Is it possible to create a multipart form that uploads the file using
an AJAX remote call? I’m having a hard time figuring out the syntax
if it is possible!

Thanks,
Tom


#2

Hi, I can tell you that is absolutely not possible to upload files
with AJAX or Javascript of any kind. JS has always been prevented from
accessing the client filesystem as a basic security feature. The only
way is regular POST

hth


#3

http://blog.caboo.se/articles/2007/4/2/ajax-file-upload

TomRossi7 wrote:

Is it possible to create a multipart form that uploads the file using
an AJAX remote call? I’m having a hard time figuring out the syntax
if it is possible!

Thanks,
Tom


#4

It isn’t possible. You can upload to a hidden div, though. Here’s a
plugin that helps with that:

http://agilewebdevelopment.com/plugins/responds_to_parent


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#5

Which is but one solution to the problem. I prefer SWFUpload (http://
swfupload.mammon.se/), because it doesn’t involve polling the server
for upload progress (the small flash movie monitors the upload
stream) and it allows better file selection (filtering of files, max
size, multiple selections in dialog, Â…). You can see an
implementation at http://demo.placid.be/albums/11;manage

On 01 May 2007, at 04:26, mixplate wrote:

http://blog.caboo.se/articles/2007/4/2/ajax-file-upload

TomRossi7 wrote:

Is it possible to create a multipart form that uploads the file using
an AJAX remote call? I’m having a hard time figuring out the syntax
if it is possible!

Best regards

Peter De Berdt