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You probably already know that adding the keyword multiple and select fields lets users choose from a list of multiple options, but that's not the only place you can use that. In HTML five this works for the email and for the file input fields as well. So, let's take a look at how that works. Here's a form that asks the user for a name, an email address, and to upload a file. If I try to type two email addresses here, and I try to submit this field, it's going to give me an error because it doesn't see two different emails as a valid email address. Also, if I click right here to choose a file, I'm going to go to the desktop. I can only choose one file at a time.
Even if I hold down my multiple file keyboard shortcuts like Command on a Mac or Control on a PC. So, let's go into the code for this, right here. I'm going to add the keyword multiple, into the Input Type email field. I'm going to say Save, and I'll go back into my form. I'll refresh it and I'll try typing two emails now. And now it takes it just fine. So, we can also do that with files. So, I'm going to add that keyword to the file Input Type, and I'll hit Save, and I'll refresh, but before I do that, make sure you take a look right here. Right now, it says Choose Files.
And when I refresh, it's going to say, choose files, plural. So, if I click on that, I'll switch over the desktop where I have a bunch of files, and I'll hold down the Command key on a Mac, or Control on a PC, and I can choose multiple files. Now, you still have to add file handling to your form processor, but this is a nice addition to newer browsers. As usual, make sure you check caniuse.com to see support in older browsers. So, the multiple keyword is really more useful for file handling. We'll take a look at some other file options in the next movie.
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