clear input type="file" onsubmit with delay

Posted on 2010-11-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am making an attempt to write a script to clear an input file after I have clicked submit using a 1.5 second delay...I have many of these on a page so I am using an $i which needs to be passed to the function so it knows which input box to clear. Below  is the onclick method I am using and I am just not getting it to work..Any help would be greatly appreciated..Thanks

onclick="Func1Delay(<?php echo''.$i.''; ?>); "
<script type="text/javascript">
function formReset(id)

function Func1Delay(id)
setTimeout("formReset("+id+")", 1500);


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Question by:brad0525

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you cannot change a value of a file element due to security reasons... however, you can REMOVE it from the page and APPEND a new one in the place of the old one, with the same ID, name and other attributes
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by:Dushyant Sharma
ID: 34229615
after clicking submit the fields will anyway be cleared. the page is going to navigate on another page.
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ID: 34231857
Can you post your HTML source?

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ID: 34401764
did that work?
I believe (and I have tested it, too) that "value" is a read-only property in browsers for the "file" field... am I wrong?

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