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[1.0.X] Fixed #10400: Added a note in the file uploads doc about the …

…correct form type needed for file uploads to work. Thanks claudep and timo.

r10816 from trunk.

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Karen Tracey authored May 17, 2009

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  1. 4  docs/topics/http/file-uploads.txt
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@@ -30,6 +30,10 @@ is a dictionary containing a key for each ``FileField`` (or ``ImageField``, or
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 other ``FileField`` subclass) in the form. So the data from the above form would
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 be accessible as ``request.FILES['file']``.
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+Note that ``request.FILES`` will only contain data if the request method was 
+``POST`` and the ``<form>`` that posted the request has the attribute
+``enctype="multipart/form-data"``. Otherwise, ``request.FILES`` will be empty.
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 Most of the time, you'll simply pass the file data from ``request`` into the
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 form as described in :ref:`binding-uploaded-files`. This would look
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 something like::

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