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HTML | accept Attribute
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2019

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"> 

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


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>accept attribute</title>
            body {
            h1 {
        <h2>accept attribute</h2>
        <form action=" ">
            <input type="file" name="picture" accept="image/*">
            <input type="submit">


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

  • Google Chrome 8.0
  • Internet Explorer 10.0
  • Firefox 4.0
  • Opera 15.0
  • Apple Safari 6.0
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