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  1. Marc
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    Posted 01 Aug 2009 Link to this post

    Is ASP.NET AJAX Upload MacBinary compatible?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Genady Sergeev
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    Posted 03 Aug 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Marc,

    RadUpload should not have problems uploading such a files because it does not look in the internal structure or the extension of a file. In general, if the standard input type="file" can upload MacBinary, RadUpload can as well.

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    Genady Sergeev
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  4. Ross Presser
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    Posted 23 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    Sorry, but this answer misses the point.

    Mac files traditionally have two forks, a data fork and a resource fork. These are presented as a single file to Macintosh clients, even over networks. When uploading, browsers will encode the two files into one stream using an encoding called MacBinary. This happens transparently in the browser.

    Other third party upload controls, for example abcupload, will accept such a MacBinary upload and save the file out (on an NTFS drive) with the resource fork saved in an NTFS alternate stream. This is how Services For Macintosh, a Windows Server service, has been maintaining Mac files for over a decade.

    RadUpload does NOT support MacBinary transfer in this way at the current time, from what I can see. This is a fairly damaging limitation, making it impossible to upload Mac Type 1 font files, for example.
  5. Genady Sergeev
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    Posted 28 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Ross Presser,

    Thank you for your detailed explanation and for pointing the issue to us. We will investigate it and research the possibilities to implement the mentioned functionality in RadUpload. I have also updated your Telerik points.

    Best wishes,
    Genady Sergeev
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