The HTMLSelectElement.checkValidity() method checks whether the element has any constraints and whether it satisfies them. If the element fails its constraints, the browser fires a cancelable invalid event at the element, and then returns false.


var result = selectElt.checkValidity();


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement.checkValidity()' in that specification.
Living Standard No change since the latest snapshot, HTML5.
The definition of 'HTMLSelectElement.checkValidity()' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition, snapshot of WHATWG HTML Living Standard

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 10 (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? (Yes) 4.0 (2.0) 1.0 ? ? (Yes)

See also


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API Constraint Validation API HTML DOM HTMLSelectElement Method Reference Référence