[development] Better documentation for working with uploaded files?

Richard Morse remorse at partners.org
Fri Jul 13 14:19:05 UTC 2007

On Jul 12, 2007, at 8:10 PM, andrew morton wrote:

> Did you look at the example module:
> http://cvs.drupal.org/viewcvs/drupal/contributions/docs/developer/ 
> examples/fileupload.module?rev=1.6&view=markup

No -- thank you for pointing this out.  Is this linked off of  
api.drupal.org anywhere?

> You can do it that way but you'll find that as obtuse as they may be,
> Drupal's file functions are there to help prevent security exploits.
> I'd be very careful doing it by hand.

One problem I've discovered by reading through the various functions  
and trying to figure out what they do is that they seem to require  
the files to be in the Drupal files directory.  Sadly, this is not  
compatible with the particular task at hand...


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