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Input FileUpload accept Property

Input FileUpload Object Reference Input FileUpload Object

Example

Change the accepted content type:

// The server will only accept audio files in the file upload
document.getElementById("myFile").accept = "audio/*";

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Definition and Usage

The accept property sets or returns the value of the accept attribute of the file upload button.

The accept attribute specifies the types of files that the server accepts (that can be submitted through a file upload).


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The accept property is supported in all major browsers! However, Safari and Internet Explorer 9 (and earlier versions) do not filter out the proper file types when the user browse for files.


Syntax

Return the accept property:

fileuploadObject.accept

Set the accept property:

fileuploadObject.accept="audio/*,video/*,image/*,MIME_type"

Property Values

Tip: To specify more than one value, separate the values with a comma.

Value Description
audio/* All sound files are accepted
video/* All video files are accepted
image/* All image files are accepted
MIME_type A valid MIME type, with no parameters. Look at IANA MIME types for a complete list of standard MIME types

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, containing a comma-separated list of accepted content types


More Examples

Example

Display the accepted content type of a <input type="file"> element:

var x = document.getElementById("myFile").accept;

The result of x could be:

image/*

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Example

Accept multiple content types:

// The server will only accept audio and video files in the file upload
document.getElementById("myFile").accept = "audio/*,video/*";

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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> accept attribute


Input FileUpload Object Reference Input FileUpload Object

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