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
WHATWG 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 WHATWG 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.
Recommendation No change from Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification.
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 1.0 1.0 1.0
Feature Android Chrome Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 1.0 1.0 (1) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

See also

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

Document Tags and Contributors

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