[whatwg] Removing multiple attribute from <input type=file multiple> with selected files

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Mon Dec 14 10:33:34 PST 2009

On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 7:47 AM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 5:36 AM, TAMURA, Kent <tkent at chromium.org> wrote:
> > What should happen to selected files in a case that a user selects
> multiple
> > files for <input type=file multiple> and then a script code removes the
> > multiple attribute from the input element?
> >  - nothing, no change to the selected files and they will be submitted,
> >  - cleared, or
> >  - a single file remains
> I ran into the same question when developing this for firefox. I don't
> really care what happens either way since I don't see a use case for
> removing the multiple attribute.
> What I ended up doing was to do your first option above.

This should be an invalid thing to do. Can we throw an exception in addition
to leaving the list of files untouched?
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