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

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes1121
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support11 Yes411 ?

See also

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

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