HTML <form> accept Attribute

HTML form Tag Reference HTML <form> tag


Specify that the server accepts only gif and jpeg files in the file upload:

<form action="form_action.asp" accept="image/gif,image/jpeg">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  Your image: <input type="file" name="pic" id="pic"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">

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Definition and Usage

The <form> accept attribute is not supported in HTML5.

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

Tip: Look at the <input> accept attribute instead.

Tip: Do NOT use this attribute as a validation tool. File uploads should be validated on the server.

Browser Support

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<form accept="file_type">

Attribute Values

Value Description
file_type One or more file types that can be submitted/uploaded. To specify more than one file type, separate the types with a comma

HTML form Tag Reference HTML <form> tag


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