HTMLSelectElement.type

The HTMLSelectElement.type read-only property returns the form control's type. The possible values are:

  • "select-multiple" if multiple values can be selected.
  • "select-one" if only one value can be selected.

Syntax

var str = selectElt.type;

Example

switch (select.type) {
   case 'select-multiple':
      // Multiple values may be selected.
      break;
   case 'select-one':
      // Only one value may be selected.
      break;
   default:
      // non-standard value (or this isn't a SELECT element)
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5, the latest snapshot.
HTML5
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Is a snapshot of HTML Living Standard. No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Obsolete No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 1IE Full support 1Opera Full support 2Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android ?

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See also

  • The <select> HTML element, implementing this interface.

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