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HTML <input> accept Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag

Example

Specify what file types the user can pick from the file input dialog box:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <label for="img">Select image:</label>
  <input type="file" id="img" name="img" accept="image/*">
  <input type="submit">
</form>
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Definition and Usage

The accept attribute specifies a filter for what file types the user can pick from the file input dialog box (only for type="file").

Note: The accept attribute can only be used with <input type="file">.

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


Browser Support

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

Attribute
accept 26.0 10.0 37.0 11.1 15.0

Syntax

<input accept="file_extension|audio/*|video/*|image/*|media_type">

Tip: To specify more than one value, separate the values with a comma (e.g. <input accept="audio/*,video/*,image/*" />.

Attribute Values

Value Description
file_extension Specify the file extension(s) (e.g: .gif, .jpg, .png, .doc) the user can pick from
audio/* The user can pick all sound files
video/* The user can pick all video files
image/* The user can pick all image files
media_type A valid media type, with no parameters. Look at IANA Media Types for a complete list of standard media types

❮ HTML <input> tag