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How does upload multiple files work

Angel J Gama
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Joined: Jun 28, 2007
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Hi,

I've an application where the user upload multiple files at the same time, all this through the use of apache's fileupload, HTML DOM and iframe submits (there's one html form per file to be uploaded, and one iframe per html form).
I decided to feedback the user with the upload progress, so I implemented ProgressListener, set a progress listener within the servlet that uploads the file, and use ajax calls in the jsp to get the percent uploaded. By the way, in the servlet I set one progress listener per file and store it in the user's session, in that way I can track the uploading progress for each file.
I use ajax to get the percent uploaded of each file, and a javascript timeout to call this ajax function. Once I got the ajax response, I write the upload progress within a div:

So, just to have the idea of what I've coded in the jsp:




When I submit one file, the upload progress is successfully updated within the div. I can actually see 0%, 5%,...25%,..56%...82%... 100%

The thing is that, for some unknown reason (to me), whenever I submit more than one file, the div isn't updating with the progress of each file... it's just updated sometimes 'twice': when the first file has been submited, and when a file (1st, 2vd, 3rd, ...) has been uploaded.

Mmm.. so, How does upload multiple files work?

The ajax call to get the upload percent, is being called every second. What happens when I call the servlet 'A' with AJAX, and in the middle of this I called one more time servlet 'A' (in this 2nd time I track another progresslistener)? Does the first request stop serving?
Any ideas how to show the upload progress of each file if I'm using a form and iframe per file?

Thank you!
Amit Ghorpade
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Recently there was a discussion on this topic. You can find it here .
Also searching the Servlet and JSP forums will bring more results to you.
Lastly this question does not relate to servlets, maybe its related to Ajax. Anyways one of the moderators will move it to its proper place.

Hope this helps


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