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Reproducable bug on Posts (Attachments) and Profile (upload Avatar)

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Douglas:
Had a user on Da Ville file this bug report with me, and I was able to reproduce the same exact issue on both Hogville (older version of SMF) AND right here on SMF.

Bug is reproducable, consistently under:
* On New Topic or Replies, under Attachments and other Options.
* Profile > Forum Profile > Upload Avatar.

You should be able to see the bug in the attached photo.  Unable to upload any images. :)

This is a result of using Safari on both the iPhone and iPad. I haven't tested on any other mobile device, because I don't have any other brands.

Thanks!

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen:
Unless I'm mistaken, Safari on iPhone has file uploads disabled by design.

EDIT: To further clarify this, the way Mobile Safari handles <input type="file" /> is to simply grey out the controls, in an attempt to tell you that this is not possible.
It's misleading, and stupid, but that's how it is.

Douglas:
I was actually just digging into this a bit more on SMF (I should have researched first).

While this thread implies that it's a Safari limitation, I also came across this thread, which seems to have figured a way around the upload limitations via an auto detection script (and a different theme) in combination to a Modification package being installed.

With the fact that iPhones and iPads encompassing a very significant share of the smart device market, I think it's time that SMF look for a resolution on this issue and includes native support (via smart detection) for Apple products, especially given that the iPad3 is now out, and it's clear that the iP* devices aren't going anywhere, for a while.  ::grins::

Please consider this as a legitimate bug report with a request for resolution.

I will test out other forum packages to see if these issues exist and report back.

EDIT:  Issue is also present on vBulletin.  Maybe we need to step it up and be amongst one of the first forum software packages to also natively support smart devices? :)

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2659440?start=0&tstart=0


--- Quote ---...Safari does not have upload facility. For security reasons, the iPhone does not have an open file system like a computer so there would be no documents to browse for uploading.

--- End quote ---

All the real solutions that I've found that actually work, include jailbreaking the device.

Douglas:
Ahh, that makes sense.  So how did the theme author get around that limitation in the second thread I linked to?

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