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Returning Values from Forms: multipart/form-data (RFC7578)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jul-15
Document File: 30 page(s) / 30K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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L. Masinter: AUTHOR

Abstract

In many applications, it is possible for a user to be presented with a form. The user will fill out the form, including information that is typed, generated by user input, or included from files that the user has selected. When the form is filled out, the data from the form is sent from the user to the receiving application.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       L. Masinter Request for Comments: 7578                                         Adobe Obsoletes: 2388                                                July 2015 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

             Returning Values from Forms: multipart/form-data

Abstract

   This specification defines the multipart/form-data media type, which    can be used by a wide variety of applications and transported by a    wide variety of protocols as a way of returning a set of values as    the result of a user filling out a form.  This document obsoletes    RFC 2388.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7578.

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   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Masinter                     Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7578                   multipart/form-data                 July 2015

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

   2.  Percent-Encoding Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  Advice for Forms and Form Processing  . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   4.  Definition of multipart/form-data . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

     4.1.  "Boundary" Parameter of multipart/form-data . . . . . . .   4

     4.2.  Content-Disposition Header Field for Each Part  . . . . .   4

     4.3.  Multiple Files for One Form Field . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     4.4.  Content-Type Header Field for Each Part . . . . . . . . .   5

     4.5.  The Char...