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#1945 ✓resolved
Chris Barnes

Multipart form with empty file_field submits nil

Reported by Chris Barnes | February 11th, 2009 @ 07:54 PM

I noticed that posting a multipart form with a blank file_field submits a nil in edge rails. Is this the intended behavior? In rails 2.2 it submitted an empty string.

I'm using the paperclip plugin which ignores the empty string but deletes attachments that are set to nil. With this new behavior, paperclip deletes every attachment on update. If this is the intended behavior for rails 2.3 then I'll submit a ticket on the paperclip project about modifying the plugin to handle nil values a different way.

My rails SHA-1 is 1a2a71333f197e98d1cd7fe380d613cbada4446b

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