[development] Allow existing files to be attached

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Thu Dec 6 13:46:53 UTC 2007

Not it is not possible to safely share files tracked by Drupal in D5 and
below. There are changes in D6 that make this possible, but no interface
has been written for it yet.

On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 13:56 +0100, Philippe Jadin wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a module that allows users to attach existing files to node?
> The upload module only allows you to attach file from your computer,
> not existing files in /files.
> Isn't it a very common use case ?
> The upload ui could be like this :
> - Upload a file from your computer
> (current upload box)
> or
> - Attach an existing file from your site
> (some sort of ajax search system + file path text input form as a
> fallback for js disabled browsers)
> I can work on this as a contrib module, but it's strange this has not
> been made already. I want a compatible solution with core upload
> module.
> Did I miss something? I wanted to ask before working on it so I don't
> reinvent the wheel.
> Thank you
> Philippe

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