Using HTML 'file' Input Fields


How To Use "file" Input Fields?



A "file" input field is defined as <input type="file" .../>. "file" input fields can be used to create file upload input fields. Most browsers will display a file upload input field as a text input box followed by a "Browse..." button. The other attribute you may need to use for a "file" input field:

  • name="fieldName" - Specifies the name of this field.

Here is a tutorial example with a reset button input field:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>File Upload Input Fields</title>
  <h4>Online Survey</h4>
  <form action="http://localhost/submit" method="post"
  <p style="background-color: #eeeeee; padding: 8px;">
   Your name: <input type="text" name="name"
    value="Joe Miller"/><br/>
   Your comments from a file: <input type="file"
   <input type="submit" value="Upload"/> 

If you save the above document as file_upload.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a form with a reset buttons as shown below:
HTML input file Element - File Upload


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