In a nutshell, the task at hand is to mark (or render) a model attribute in the typical "_form.php" view file with the 'required' red asterisk while this attribute is not marked as required in the model's rule() method.
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Through the YouTube API you can upload files directly to the Youtube server. Youtube currently offers two services 1. Direct Link 2. Browser Based Uploading. In this wiki I will demonstrate how you can quickly set Browser Based Uploading for your Yii application. This is the protocol request that takes place.