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Bug 2554 - File size error message on file upload should mention "file too large" instead of "empty file"
File size error message on file upload should mention "file too large" instea...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Uploading (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 3253 4904 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-27 19:50 UTC by Daniel Zahn
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Daniel Zahn 2005-06-27 19:50:34 UTC
When a user tries to upload a file that is bigger than the maximum set in
php.ini ($g_max_file_size,default is 2mb), the error message is:

"The file you uploaded seems to be empty. This might be due to a typo in the
file name. Please check whether you really want to upload this file."

which makes sense from this point of view:

< brion> mutante: because that's the symptom we get. we don't get a large file,
we get no file

,but causes confusion for the average user.

<mutante> then there is just the question left why mediawiki says "The file you
uploaded seems to be empty. " instead of "its too large"

< brion> the message should mention this possibility though
< brion> file a bug

So proposing an error message like "The file you tried to upload exceeded
maximum file size allowed on this wiki." or similar.
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-08-26 11:55:07 UTC
*** Bug 3253 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Niklas Laxström 2005-08-26 15:32:06 UTC
I created a new check for php 4.2 and newer which use new message
largefileserver. Should help determining the cause of failure. Committed to HEAD.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-02-07 07:09:56 UTC
*** Bug 4904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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