Using HTML 'file' Input Fields

Q

How To Use "file" Input Fields?

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A

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"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
 <head>
  <title>File Upload Input Fields</title>
 </head>
 <body>
  <h4>Online Survey</h4>
  <form action="http://localhost/submit" method="post"
   enctype="multipart/form-data">
  <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"
    name="comment"/><br/>
   <input type="submit" value="Upload"/> 
  </p>
  </form>
 </body>
</html>

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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