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This attribute specifies the type of file that the server accepts. This attribute can be used with <input> element only. This attribute is not used for validation tool because file uploads should be validated on the Server.


<input accept = "file_extension"> 

Note: This attribute is not supported in HTML5.

Attribute Values

  • file_extension: It Specify the file extension(s) like .gif, .jpg, .png, .doc) the user can pick from.
  • audio/*: The user can pick all sound files.
  • ideo/*: The user can pick all video files.
  • image/*: :A valid media type, with no parameters. Look at IANA Media Types for a complete list standard media types
  • media_type: A valid media type without parameters.

Attribute: The accept attribute is associated with <input> elements only. 



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>accept attribute</title>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        h1 {
            color: green;
    <h2>accept attribute</h2>
    <form action=" ">
        <input type="file" name="picture"
        <input type="submit">


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by accept attribute are listed below:  

  • Google Chrome 8.0
  • Microsoft Edge 12
  • Firefox 4.0
  • Opera 15.0
  • Apple Safari 6.0
Last Updated : 04 Aug, 2023
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