HTMLSelectElement.type

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The HTMLSelectElement.type read-only property returns the form control's type.

Syntax

var str = selectElt.type;

The possible values are:

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

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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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
typeChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 2IE Full support 1Opera Full support 2Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android ?

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See also

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

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