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Element: ariaMultiSelectable property

The ariaMultiSelectable property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-multiselectable attribute, which indicates that the user may select more than one item from the current selectable descendants.

Note: Where possible use an HTML <select> element as this has built in semantics and does not require ARIA attributes.


A string with one of the following values:


More than one item may be selected at a time.


Only one item may be selected.


In this example the aria-multiselectable attribute on the element with an ID of listbox1 is set to "true" indicating that this input accepts multiple selected items. Using ariaMultiSelectable we update the value to "false".

<div role="listbox" tabindex="0" id="listbox1"
  aria-multiselectable="true" aria-labelledby="listbox1label" aria-activedescendant="listbox1-1">
  <div role="option" id="listbox1-1" class="selected" aria-selected="true">Green</div>
  <div role="option" id="listbox1-2">Orange</div>
  <div role="option" id="listbox1-3">Red</div<
let el = document.getElementById("listbox1");
console.log(el.ariaMultiSelectable); // "true"
el.ariaMultiSelectable = "false";
console.log(el.ariaMultiSelectable); // "false"


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