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I have a jsp page which requires javascript validation of upload file extension

<p class="from"> Picture:                                  
<input type="file" name="myimage">
</p>
<p>
 <input name="submit" type="submit" value="submit">

How to write a javascript to only ALLOW
1) Blank (no browse upload image)
2) .jpg
3) .gif
4) .png
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Shahzad Fateh Ali earned 200 total points
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Hi,

Try this. Hope it will work.

Shahzad
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>File Upload</title>
<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
	function chkFile(f){
		var v = f.myimage.value;
		if(v.length > 0){
			var ext = getExt(v);
			if(ext === 'jpg' || ext === 'png' || ext === 'gif')
				return true;
			else{
				alert("Invalid Image file");
				return false;
			}
		}else{
			return true;
		}
	}
 
function getExt(v){
	return v.slice(-3);
}
</script>
 
</head>
 
<body>
 
<form name="myform" onsubmit="return chkFile(this)" enctype="multipart/form-data">
	<input type="file" name="myimage" id="myimage" />
	<input type="submit" value="Upload" />
</form>
</body>
</html>

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