iOS 8 GM Safari - XmlHttpRequest file upload does not work, and just hangs

Number:rdar://18299758 Date Originated:9/10/2014
Status:Duplicate/18144282 Resolved:
Product:iOS Product Version:8.0
Classification: Reproducible:
XmlHttpRequest file upload in iOS 8 Safari (WKWebView) does not work at all. The same test page below works in iOS 8 UIWebView.

This might be related to the file:// url bug in [rdar://problem/18039024](

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open iOS 8 Safari
2. Go to and go to the file upload example at the end of the page
3. Select a file to upload (camera / photo roll) by pressing the "Select a file" button

Expected Results:
Ability to upload the file using xhr.

Actual Results:
Cannot upload the file using xhr.

iOS 8 GM


iPhone 5



Fixed in 8.0.2

By kinnrot.itay at Oct. 5, 2014, 4:51 a.m. (reply...)

All File Access seems to be broken from Web Views. Javascript File API is broken.

By hyde.eric43 at Sept. 12, 2014, 6:45 p.m. (reply...)

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