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A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined index: userid

Filename: views/question.php

Line Number: 191


File: /home/prodcxja/public_html/questions/application/views/question.php
Line: 191
Function: _error_handler

File: /home/prodcxja/public_html/questions/application/controllers/Questions.php
Line: 433
Function: view

File: /home/prodcxja/public_html/questions/index.php
Line: 315
Function: require_once

I'm uploading a file with XMLHttprequest. Here is the JS function, that uploads a file:

var upload = function(file) {
    // Create form data
    var formData = new FormData();
    formData.append('file', file);

    var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();

    // Open
    xhr.open('POST', this.options.action);

    // Set headers
    xhr.setRequestHeader("Cache-Control", "no-cache");
    xhr.setRequestHeader("X-Requested-With", "XMLHttpRequest");
    xhr.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "multipart/form-data");
    xhr.setRequestHeader("X-File-Name", file.fileName);
    xhr.setRequestHeader("X-File-Size", file.fileSize);
    xhr.setRequestHeader("X-File-Type", file.type);

    // Send

On the server side, in upload.php I read the file this way:

file_put_contents($filename, (file_get_contents('php://input')));

Everything works fine, except that I get a PHP Warning:

Missing boundary in multipart/form-data POST data in Unknown on line 0.

If I remove this line: xhr.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "multipart/form-data"); the warning goes away.

What should be the problem here?

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    • Try using application/x-www-form-urlencoded as content type. Or leave it out, since this is the default content-type sent by an ajax request.
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    • This can work, but for large files (even 5-600 KB) the browser will freeze because it has to send the file in a "text" format. I have to use the multipart/form data.
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    • Also tried this solution. The warning dissapears, but in this case no data is coming: file_get_contents('php://input') is empty. Appreciate your help Elias, and if you have any other idea, please tell me.
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    • I believe the issue is that you're missing boundary in your "Content-Type" header. It should look something like: Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary="same-as-the-boundary-in-request-body" This is usually created for you if you omit setting the "Content-Type" header

Well this is strange a little bit for me, but this is what worked:

// Open
xhr.open('POST', this.options.action, true);


// Send

In this case, on server side I don't read the file sent via php://input but the file will be in the $_FILES array.

This solved my problem, but I'm still curious why appears now the file in $_FILES?

Tested in Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, and IE10.

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