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Setting File filters

Posted on 2004-08-12
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Hi
I have to upload files from a php/html site.
Is there ne way to set the file type filter in upload dialog to images only.
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Question by:zsadal
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by:Joakim_
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You can use either JavaScript or PHP to check what the file exstension is. But don't ask me how.
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seanpowell earned 25 total points
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Hi zsadal,

You should be able to handle this with some basic javascript. Here's a good write up that explains the process and limitations:

Filtering (through a file type filter)
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/forms/file.html#filter

Thanks,
Sean
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by:Diablo84
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simple php solution, it wont filter it client side but will check server side

$allowed_files = array("image/gif","image/pjpeg","image/jpeg","image/jpg","images/png");

if (!in_array($_FILES['file_upload_form_field_name']['type'],$allowed_files)) {
  echo "this file type is not allowed";
 }
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by:Boris Aranovich
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Are you talking about specifying hard-coded filters into <input type="file"...> ?
I think it is not possible, not my standard/pure HTML at least...
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