Joh Johannsen writes:
> What sort of object is this "REQUEST.form['attached_file']"? Is there some
> way to find out this sort of thing when you have a Python object? (I'm new
> to Python)
It is a "ZPublisher.HTTPRequest.FileUpload" object.
>From its (source) documentation:
File upload objects are used to represent file-uploaded data.
File upload objects can be used just like files.
In addition, they have a 'headers' attribute that is a dictionary
containing the file-upload headers, and a 'filename' attribute
containing the name of the uploaded file.
> Is that even the place to look to get the name of the file on the server
> after it is uploaded?
You should not rely on the fact that the data is stored somewhere
on the server.
> That's why I mentioned the quote from that How-To (which the above is
> basically a copy of): "In you python external method you can now reference
> REQUEST.form['attached_file'] as a normal file. You can perform things such
> as read() on the object. "
"REQUEST.form['attached_file']" should be a "FileUpload" object
and as such have a "read" method (beside many others).
Thus, "REQUEST.form['attached_file'].read()" should return the
In an earlier message, you said, it did not.
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