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Bug 6612 - Supplementary file upload doesn't check for upload
Supplementary file upload doesn't check for upload
Status: NEW
Product: OJS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Submissions and Publishing
2.4.x
All All
: P3 normal
Assigned To: PKP Support
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2011-04-22 17:14 PDT by James MacGregor
Modified: 2012-09-21 14:31 PDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Also Affects: OCS 2.3.4


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Description James MacGregor 2011-04-22 17:14:38 PDT
It's possible for authors to create/submit a supplementary file instance during Submission Step 4, without actually uploading a file: clicking the Upload button without using the browse/find file option takes the author straight to the Supplementary File Metadata page, instead of throwing any sort of error. This is bad on a number of levels: OJS uses the supplementary file's file name as the link in other parts of the system, so without a file there's no way to actually get to the edit metadata page. 

Authors should not be able to continue if they have not yet selected a file for upload. (Not sure myself how to add a check for this.)

Also likely an issue in OCS. 

(Courtesy of http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7386&p=28779#p28743)