I have got a form that contains both MIME type and textuals parameters. Something like this:
in a jsp file:
In the server side I handle the parameters in doPost in servlet.
I am able to fetch the file that is sent using org.apache.commons.fileupload.servlet.ServletFileUpload but I can't read the value of the text parameter 'name'
1. Do I have to (must) use the 'boundary' attribute when I define the content-type of the form?
2. How can I fetch the simple text parameters from the HttpServletRequest in the server side- should it be also through the special parser ServletFileUpload? because simple call like: request.getParameter("name") - doesn't work (I get null object).
Thank you for the your response. I will investigate commons upload API.
However, I still would like to know if I have to use the attribute 'boundary' when I use
ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data" to submit the form.
What is the difference between using this attribute and not using this attribute?
subject: Parsing requests with ENCTYPE="multipart/form-data"