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Microsoft KB Archive/165287

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Description of Internet Explorer 3.02 File Upload Add-On

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows 95
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows NT 4.0


Microsoft has released an add-on for Internet Explorer 3.02 for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 that you can use with Internet Explorer to upload files to a site on the Internet from a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) form.


The ability to upload files using an HTML form is possible under the Request For Comments (RFC) 1867 specification (Form-Based File Upload in HTML). Internet Explorer 3.02 does not support the RFC 1867 specification unless the add-on described in this article is installed. If the add-on is not installed, you can use the <INPUT TYPE=TEXT> tag to upload text to an Internet site from an HTML form, but you cannot use the <INPUT TYPE=FILE> tag to upload files.

If you attempt to create a Web page that uploads files to an Internet site from an HTML form, the page may be displayed properly when the add-on is not installed, but it does not function properly when you attempt to upload files. Note that a Browse button is displayed next to the text box associated with the <INPUT TYPE=FILE> tag when the add-on is installed.

For additional information about RFC 1867 support in Internet Explorer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q161395 Form-Based File Upload Support in Internet Explorer

For information about obtaining the add-on, please see the following Microsoft Web site:

Additional query words: ie302 rfc1867.exe

Keywords : msiew95 msient
Version : WINDOWS:
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type : kbinfo
Technology :

Last Reviewed: September 8, 1999
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