Get the filename of a fileupload in a document through JavaScript

In google chrome element.value return the name + the path, but a fake path. Thus, for my case I used the name attribute on the file like below :

function getFileData(myFile){
   var file = myFile.files[0];  
   var filename =;

this is the call from the page :

<input id="ph1" name="photo" type="file" class="jq_req" onchange="getFileData(this);"/>

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