[mod_python] Python started with -U option as an Apache handler

Diener, Edward Edward.Diener at loyaltyworks.com
Wed May 19 13:33:31 EDT 2004

The form has 


In the HTML page.

I don't see why the form's enctype should affect how CGI creates a
string from a file when one specifies form["AFormField"].value for a
form field of <input type="file" name="AFormField"> but I will take any
help I can get on this. Evidently when CGI creates a string from the
file name when this access is done, it is opening the file as a text
file rather than a binary file, which is not good.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael C. Neel [mailto:neel at mediapulse.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:52 AM
To: Diener, Edward
Cc: mod_python at modpython.org
Subject: Re: [mod_python] Python started with -U option as an Apache

I've handled serveral file types in mod_python from uploaded forms, and
didn't need anything special set.  If your not getting the files, check
that the form has the correct enctype set.  If you are getting data
that's incorrect, post some details on how you are accessing the files
to the list.


On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 11:22, Diener, Edward wrote: 
How do I get Apache to start python with the -U option when it is used
in an AddHandler statement ? When using straight CGI, and the file
upload functionality in it, python must be started with the -U option in
order for it to upload binary files, as opposed to text files,

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