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HTML accept Attribute

Definition and Usage

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

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.

Applies to

The accept attribute can be used on the following element:

Element Attribute
<input> accept


Input Example

Specify that the server accepts only image files in the file upload:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <input type="file" name="pic" accept="image/*">
  <input type="submit">
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Browser Support

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

accept 8.0 10.0 4.0 6.0 15.0