HTML <input> multiple Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

A file upload field that accepts multiple values:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  Select images: <input type="file" name="img" multiple>
  <input type="submit">
</form>

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Definition and Usage

The multiple attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that the user is allowed to enter more than one value in the <input> element.

Note: The multiple attribute works with the following input types: email, and file.

Tip: For <input type="file">: to select multiple files, hold down the CTRL or SHIFT key while selecting.

Tip: For <input type="email">: separate each email with a comma, like: mail@example.com, mail2@example.com, mail3@example.com in the email field.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
multiple 6.0 10.0 3.6 5.0 11.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The multiple attribute is new in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the multiple attribute must be defined as <input multiple="multiple" />.


Syntax

<input multiple>

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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