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Html textarea tag

The HTML <textarea> tag is used within a form to declare a textarea element - a control that allows the user to input text over multiple rows.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>HTML textarea Tag</title>
</head>
<body>
<form action="/cgi-bin/hello_get.cgi" method="get">
Fill the Detail: <br />
<textarea rows="5" cols="50" name="description">
Enter your name
</textarea>
<input type="submit" value="submit" />
</form>
</body>
</html>

This will produce following result:

Fill the Detail:

Specific Attributes

The HTML <textarea> tag also supports following additional attributes:

Attribute Value Description
autofocus  autofocus Specifies that on page load the text area should automatically get focus.
cols number Specifies the width of the textarea based on the number of visible character widths.
disabled disabled Specifies the width of the textarea based on the number of visible character widths.
form form_id Specifies one or more forms.
maxlength number Specifies the maximum number of characters in textarea.
name text Assigns a name to the input control.
placeholder  text Specifies a short hint of the value in textarea.
readonly readonly Sets the input control to read-only. It won't allow the user to change the value. The control however, can receive focus and are included when tabbing through the form controls.
required required Specifies that a textarea is required
rows number Specifies the height of the textarea based on the number of visible lines of text. If there's more text than this allows, users can scroll using the textarea's scrollbars.
wrap  hard
soft
Specifies the text to be wrapped in textarea.
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