[Dancer-users] http put to upload large file

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 13:16:53 CEST 2011

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) <racke at linuxia.de>wrote:

> On 08/05/2011 11:38 AM, David Precious wrote:
>> On Friday 05 August 2011 03:42:20 halayudha wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> i have problem to upload file using HTTP PUT with large file 800MB.
>> 800MB via a HTTP PUT?  That seems... over the top.
>> Personally, I'd look at better upload mechanisms, like a protocol designed
>> for
>> transferring files (SFTP, SCP, et al)
> Right, but clients asking for transferring huge files with the browser all
> the
> same.

First of all, the fact is that transferring huge files over HTTP is not
going to work. And if you make it work, you've only done so by stretching an
unsuitable technology to its brim and jumping through hoops. So, technically
this is the wrong solution. Not much discussion regarding that, IMHO.

The question you're raising is different: "I need to transfer huge files
online and I need to use a web interface for the client. What should I do?"
in which case the answer is very simple. Write a method that returns right
away but runs upload code in async that uses FTP or some other well-formed
file uploading protocol." Very simple.

While clients should get what they want almost all the time, they don't
understand the technology and since you do, you're in charge of making the
correct usage of it. "No, I can't make your website shoot bubbles from any
random user's floppy device".
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