[ubuntu] File Uploading In sites - a thought

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http://ubuntuforums.org – So, in many websites, like this one, you can upload e.g. attachments, so you select the attachment and click on upload, and the file is being sent to the server. It seems I am missing something obvious, I don't know many things about HTML or PHP etc, but a thought: Let's say there's (i) an input box and (ii) a button saying "Select file" (then, after selecting a file, the file's path is being sent to the input box), allowing you to select a file for upload, and lastly, a button that says "Upload". So, somewhere inside the code, it should say something like this: Code: (Hardware)