[thelist] PHP $_FILES Question

Michal Migurski mike at teczno.com
Tue Sep 14 11:04:57 CDT 2004

> The PHP method of uploading files is most commonly associated with the
> $_FILES command(s).

$_FILES is an array, not a command - it's just where PHP puts the 
uploaded data for you.

> Is this a POST only approach? Or is there a GET
> alternative?

Yes, it only works with POST. In Safari, the form's 
enctype="multipart/form-data" overrides method="get", and send 
everything through as a POST request. If you really need some of those 
variables in the query string, you can of course append them to the 
form's action attribute manually:

	<form enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post" 
action="submit.php?variable=<?= $value ?>" />

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