Oversize file uploads are not handled well

Bug #547505 reported by Howard Miller
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Bug Description

Mahara doesn't seem to consider files that are bigger than the maximum size allowed in PHP (or wherever). Two things would be good:

* A "max upload size 64MB" (or whatever) on file upload screens, and...
* Properly detect oversize files and issue a sane error message

At the moment it just sits and sulks if the file was too big.

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Nigel-catalyst (nigel-catalyst) wrote :

The former is a good idea. The latter is actually hard for PHP - if the file uploaded is too big, your script often isn't executed at all (the actual behaviour depends on whether you violate upload_max_filesize or post_max_size). But we can have a play with this and see if the behaviour can be made better.

Sadly, btw, we can't detect the filesize on the client, for javascript security reasons.

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Richard Mansfield (richard-mansfield) wrote :

Message added to file upload screen for 1.2

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Nigel-catalyst (nigel-catalyst) wrote :

Yep, message is there. And as mentioned before, sadly our script doesn't even get control if the file is too big :(

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