On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 18:25 +0100, Daniel Egeberg wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 15:19, Richard H Lee <rich...@webdezign.co.uk> wrote:
> > p.general,
> > I have a form with 75 or so file input controls: <input type="file" ...
> > Usually when I submit the form, I only upload two or so files. So in the
> > post request, it sends the two files along with the other blank 73 fields.
> > This has been working fine on my live and test servers so far.
> > However as of the past few days only the first 20 file fields are recieved
> > on the live server. I saw this by dumping the $_FILES array. This does not
> > happen on the test server. I can see all 75 file fields been sent across in
> > the POST header in wireshark, but but only the first 20 appear in the
> > $_FILES array.
> > Has anyone come across this problem of the $_FILE array being truncated? I
> > don't recall changing anything on the live server.
> > Richard
> Check out max_file_uploads which was added in PHP 5.2.12 and defaults to 20.
> Daniel Egeberg
I really wouldn't rely on a form that contains more than 20 file upload
boxes though. If someone uploads some large files, they're stuck with an
extremely long wait which will slow down your server a bit as well if a
lot of people are using the same form at the same time.
Have you looked at using a multi-file upload element instead?