[pmwiki-users] "Name attachment as:"

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Sep 8 08:33:10 CDT 2006

On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 03:27:12AM -0500, JB wrote:
> This is confusing me.  You are suppose to predetermine
> the filename that you will upload in a page source link
> and then click the link, and then browse to the file
> to be uploaded and then it will upload the file and then
> rename it to the filename specified by the link unless 
> you change it in the "Name attachment as:" input box.  Whew!

Actually, this is what makes sense for many cases.  It's not
always the case that the way a file is named on a local drive
is the way it should be named in a page attachment.

> When the "Name attachment as:" input field is blank 
> pmwiki keeps the same filename that was uploaded.
> I know 2 ways to not have any text in the 
> "Name attachment as:" input field on the upload page
>     [[{$Name}?action=upload|Upload]]

This is the only one I'm aware of.

>     [[action:upload|Upload]]

This works if there's a special "action:" InterMap entry defined.

> I prefer to just upload the file and use the filename 
> that the user is uploading.  I do not see any kind of 
> option for that using the "attach:" syntax.

Right, because "attach:" needs to have a name after it in
order to be meaningful.  Just writing "attach:" by itself
doesn't mean anything -- PmWiki has no way of knowing what to

> I would like to be able to specify that the 
> "Name attachment as:" input box not be displayed
> and always use the uploaded filename and not the 
> link.  Is this possible?

It's possible to eliminate the "Name attachment as:" box, yes:

$PageUploadFmt = array("
  <div id='wikiupload'>
  <h2 class='wikiaction'>$[Attachments for] {\$FullName}</h2>
  <form enctype='multipart/form-data' action='{\$PageUrl}' method='post'>
  <input type='hidden' name='n' value='{\$FullName}' />
  <input type='hidden' name='action' value='postupload' />
  <table border='0'>
    <tr><td align='right'>$[File to upload:]</td><td><input
      name='uploadfile' type='file' /></td></tr></table></form></div>",

At some point I may end up making this into a wiki page
(i.e., Site.UploadForm), but I haven't gotten around to doing
that yet.


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