AW: Input Type=file default Value

Hi there,

thanks to both Andrew and Christian for their replies.
We see that providing the file input with a default value does not work and
*should* not work ;-).

Truly convinced,


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Von: Andrew Clover []
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2002 15:00
Betreff: Re: Input Type=file default Value

Tanev Robert <> 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
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')
Mozilla up to 0.9.3) it's a security bug.

Andrew Clover

Received on Thursday, 14 February 2002 10:42:50 UTC