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How to get the ENCTYPE of a form

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I have an ASP page that needs to handle two different types of forms -- the first being the default enctype: "form/url-encoded", and the second (for file uploading) being of enctype "multipart/form-data".  The problem is this:

The ASP Request object will not work if the encoding is multipart.  I can't use the Request object to tell if the encoding is (or isn't) multipart, because if it is, once I use the Request object, I can no longer do a binary read.  Also, if I attempt a binary read and the encoding is form/url-encoded, then I get a "corrupt MIME headers" error.

So the question is -- how can I tell the ENCTYPE encoding of a form without using the request object AND without using "on error resume next"

Thanks
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You can access the request object's ServerVariables collection.  You just can't use both the Request.Form collection and the BinaryRead method together.

The server variable you're looking for is HTTP_CONTENT_TYPE.

E.g.,

contenttype = request.servervariables("HTTP_CONTENT_TYPE")

if contenttype = "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" then
  response.write "Normal"
  x = request.form("whatever")
else
  response.write "Upload"
  x = request.binaryread(request.servervariables("content_length"))
end if
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Thanks, I should have known that  :)
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