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AJAX File Upload with Web2py

It was not that long, since I experienced a problem while trying to upload a file using an ajax  trapped form. I thought, it must be me doing something wrong. I was using web2py to embed another page into a page via ajax. That is better known to web2py folk as LOADing a component.

It's just happened that one of such component contains a file upload form. It was my first time using LOAD function provided by web2py. Basically it make use ofjQuery to load the page via ajax into a target div and traps input of any form in that page, so that page doesn't reload. Oh, I forgot to say that web2py is bundled with jQuery.

It's always boring and tedious to understand a problem without experiencing it. So, Let's play with an example, (PS: I"m using web2py a full stack python framework, but you can use any language at server side and this problem will be there because, it's a problem with ajax)

My model which defines table like this,

In RDBMS world, it column 'file…