[thesite] [BUG] Author pic deleting?

Seb seb at members.evolt.org
Mon Jan 14 12:00:27 CST 2002

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>in order to know that something needs to be uploaded, i'm simply checking
>the trimmed length of the file upload field's value.  if it's greater than 0
>i delete the existing pic and upload the new one (or try, it seems).
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> > I was actually never able to solve it, just thought it
> > was worth mentioning.
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>i've never been able to solve it either.  it's very frustrating.

Some suggestions:

1) Checkbox to say a new image is present
2) An onchange() event for the file input box that sets a hidden field 
variable, then check for that value
3) Dunno if CF allows this, or if it's already in place, but catch the file 
upload and check for length > 0 of the actual file, and only update the DB 
when true (take the file upload event out of the workflow for the profile 
update if necessary)

The CMS system that I work with (BroadVision) consistently has the same 
problem, and I generally employ of the hacks above to get around it, 
depending on what the customer is willing to allow.


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