Deprecation: #88238 - Allowed MIME types of FileUpload and ImageUpload

See Issue #88238

Description

The predefined allowedMimeTypes of the FileUpload and ImageUpload form elements are deprecated and should not be relied on any longer. These will be removed in TYPO3v11.

The “form” extension setup did contain some predefined MIME types for the elements FileUpload and ImageUpload:

TYPO3:
  CMS:
    Form:
      prototypes:
        standard:
          formElementsDefinition:
            FileUpload:
              properties:
                allowedMIMETypes: ['application/msword', 'application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document', 'application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text', 'application/pdf']

            ImageUpload:
              properties:
                allowedMIMETypes: ['image/jpeg', 'image/png', 'image/bmp']

Predefined values like this are used as starting values while the form element is created and later on, values from the form definition are merged.

Thus, a form definition like this:

type: Form
identifier: test-1
label: test
prototypeName: standard
renderables:
  -
    type: Page
    identifier: page-1
    label: Step
    renderables:
      -
        type: FileUpload
        identifier: fileupload-1
        label: 'File upload'
        properties:
          saveToFileMount: '1:/user_upload/'
          allowedMIMETypes:
            - application/pdf

… resulted in a final form element definition like this:

type: FileUpload
identifier: fileupload-1
label: 'File upload'
properties:
  saveToFileMount: '1:/user_upload/'
  allowedMIMETypes:
    - application/msword
    - application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document
    - application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text
    - application/pdf

The expected behavior was that only files of type application/pdf are accepted, but actually all preconfigured MIME types within the ext:form setup were also valid.

To make the MIME type validation of FileUpload and ImageUpload more strict, the preconfigured MIME types have been deprecated and will be removed in TYPO3v11.

Impact

The predefined MIME types will be removed in version 11. In version 10 the feature toggle form.legacyUploadMimeTypes can be disabled to enforce the new behavior.

Affected Installations

Instances which use the “form” extension with FileUpload or ImageUpload form elements.

Migration

Explicitly list all valid MIME types in allowedMimeTypes within your form definition. Afterwards disable the form.legacyUploadMimeTypes feature flag.