Code Review - UploadSave.jspx

This section describes some code logics that resolve some technical issues in UploadSave.jspx.

I am done with all tests on my file upload test application. Now let's have a closer look at my UploadSave.jspx JSP page. It uses a number of logics to resolve some technical issues:

1. How to find out the encryption type? Since encryption type is not submitted in the HTTP request body, I have to use the following code to determine if the encryption type is multipart/form-data:

      if (enctype==null) {
         // try to determine the encryption type
         if (i>3 && sLine.startsWith("--")) {
            enctype = "form-data";
            boundary = sLine;

2. How to process a multiple parts data in a single loop? If multipart/form-data is used, the HTTP request body contains multiple parts, and each part contains a header section and a data section. How to read all the sections and all the parts in a single loop and process them accordingly? I used a status code to indicate the type of the current line in the reading loop. The following code shows you the logic used to determine the status of the current line based the status of the previous line:

         if (status.equals("boundary")) {
            // Expecting the "Content-Disposition:" line
            status = "disposition";
         } else if (status.equals("disposition")) {
            // Expecting the "Content-Type:" line or a blank line
            if (sLine.startsWith("Content-Type:")) {
               status = "type";
            } else {
               status = "blank";
         } else if (status.equals("type")) {
            // Expecting a blank line
            status = "blank";
         } else if (status.equals("blank")||status.equals("data")) {
            // Expecting the data or boundary
            if (sLine.startsWith(boundary)) {
               status = "boundary";
            } else {
               status = "data";

3. How and when to open and close the files to save the uploaded files? That's easy with the status code calculated correct. See the following the code:

         if (status.equals("disposition")) {
            // Getting the file name and open a file for saving
            int l = sLine.indexOf("filename=");
            if (l>=0) { 
               fName = sLine.substring(l+9);
               fName = fName.replaceAll("\"",""); 
               l = fName.lastIndexOf("\\");
               if (l>=0) fName = fName.substring(l+1);
               if (fName.length()>0) 
                  file = new FileOutputStream("\\var\\"+fName);
         } else if (status.equals("boundary")) {
            fName = null;
            if (file!=null) {
               file = null;

4. How to save the uploaded data correctly? Saving the data is easy. But the last line of the data contains an extra new line character. I used a flag "holdNewLine" to hold the new line character if the current line has one:

         if (status.equals("data")) {
            if (file!=null) {
               if (holdNewLine) file.write(crlf);
               holdNewLine = hasNewLine;

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JSP (JavaServer Pages) Overview

 Tomcat 7 Installation on Windows Systems

 JSP Scripting Elements

 Java Servlet Introduction

 JSP Implicit Objects

 Syntax of JSP Pages and JSP Documents

 JSP Application Session

 Managing Cookies in JSP Pages

 JavaBean Objects and "useBean" Action Elements

 Managing HTTP Response Header Lines

 Non-ASCII Characters Support in JSP Pages

 Performance of JSP Pages

 EL (Expression Language)

 Overview of JSTL (JSP Standard Tag Libraries)

 JSTL Core Library

 JSP Custom Tags

 JSP Java Tag Interface

 Custom Tag Attributes

 Multiple Tags Working Together

File Upload Test Application

 RFC 1867 - Form-based File Upload in HTML

 Code 1 - Display Options - UploadInit.html

 Code 2 - Display Form - UploadForm.jspx

 Code 3 - Dump File - UploadDump.jspx

 Test 1 - GET Method - Failed

 Test 2 - POST Method - Successful

 Code 4 - Save File - UploadSave.jspx

 Test 3 - Save File - Successful

Code Review - UploadSave.jspx

 Outdated Tutorials


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