File.webkitRelativePath

Non-standard

This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The File.webkitRelativePath is a read-only property that contains a USVString which specifies the file's path relative to the directory selected by the user in an <input> element with its webkitdirectory attribute set.

Syntax

 relativePath = File.webkitRelativePath

Value

A USVString containing the path of the file relative to the ancestor directory the user selected.

Example

In this example, a directory picker is presented which lets the user choose one or more directories. When the change event occurs, a list of all files contained within the selected directory hierarchies is generated and displayed.

HTML content

<input type="file" id="filepicker" name="fileList" webkitdirectory multiple />
<ul id="listing"></ul>

JavaScript content

document.getElementById("filepicker").addEventListener("change", function(event) {
  let output = document.getElementById("listing");
  let files = event.target.files;

  for (let i=0; i<files.length; i++) {
    let item = document.createElement("li");
    item.innerHTML = files[i].webkitRelativePath;
    output.appendChild(item);
  };
}, false);

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
File and Directory Entries API
The definition of 'webkitRelativePath' in that specification.
Draft Initial specification.

This API has no official W3C or WHATWG specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also