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Re: Input Type=file default Value

From: Andrew Clover <and@doxdesk.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 13:59:36 +0000
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020214135936.A11940@doxdesk.com>
Tanev Robert <RT@railconsult.de> wrote:

> Does anybody know, how to force a file input element to show an initial
> value or does somebody has a workaround for this?

This is a browser issue, not anything to do with the HTML spec. Most browsers
ignore the value attribute and do not allow it to be set from script at all,
as a security precaution. Opera allows the value to be set from HTML, but
issues a warning when the form is submitted.

There is no workaround, or where there is (eg. setAttribute('type', 'file') in
Mozilla up to 0.9.3) it's a security bug.

Andrew Clover
Received on Thursday, 14 February 2002 08:59:42 UTC

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