[Haskell-cafe] Problem with Text.XHtml.Strict.Formlets.file on Mac OSX

Chris Eidhof chris at eidhof.nl
Wed Sep 23 09:06:36 EDT 2009

Hey Colin,

The code looks OK to me. Are you sure you are setting the right method  
for your form? It's the third component of the tuple returned by the  



On 22 sep 2009, at 08:56, Colin Adams wrote:

> I'm writing a form that involves picking a file to upload, and so uses
> Text.XHtml.Strict.Formlets.file. The form displays OK, but when I
> click the Browse button, and select a file from the dialog (no matter
> what the file type), and then click on the Submit button, I get an
> error:
> "fval[2] is not a file"
> I haven't added any validation yet.
> The generated html looks ok to me:
> <input type="file" name="fval[2]" id="fval[2]">
> This is on my laptop running Mac OSX. I can't test it on Linux until I
> get home at the weekend, so I don't know if I've made a silly error in
> my coding, but it is very simple:
> imageInputForm = F.plug (\xhtml -> X.p << (X.label << "Image file:")
> +++ xhtml) F.file
> Are there any known problems with the file formlet? Might it be OSX  
> specific?
> -- 
> Colin Adams
> Preston,
> Lancashire,
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