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TEXTAREA

The textarea element represents a multiline plain text edit control for the element's raw value.

SYNTAX

HTML

<textarea attribute-name="attribute-value"></textarea>

ATTRIBUTES

Global

NAME VALUE DESCRIPTION
autocomplete on | off Specifies whether the element represents an input control for which a UA is meant to store the value entered by the user (so that the UA can prefill the form later)
autofocus autofocus | empty Specifies that the element represents a control to which a UA is meant to give focus as soon as the document is loaded
cols positive integer Expected maximum number of characters per line of text for the UA to show
dirname string Enables submission of a value for the directionality of the element, and gives the name of the field that contains that value
disabled disabled | empty Specifies that the element represents a disabled control
form IDREF Identifies a form with which to associate the element
maxlength positive integer Maximum length of value
minlength positive integer Minimum length of value
name string Name part of the name/value pair associated with this element for the purposes of form submission
placeholder string Short hint (one word or a short phrase) intended to aid the user when entering data into the control represented by its element
readonly readonly | empty Specifies that element represents a control whose value is not meant to be edited
required required | empty Specifies that the element is a required part of form submission
rows positive integer Number of lines of text for the UA to show
wrap hard | Instructs the UA to insert line breaks into the submitted value of the textarea such that each line has no more characters than the value specified by the cols attribute
soft Instructs the UA to add no line breaks to the submitted value of the textarea

EXAMPLES

AUTOCOMPLETE

AUTOFOCUS

COLS

DIRNAME

DISABLED

FORM

MAXLENGTH

MINLENGTH

NAME

PLACEHOLDER

READONLY

REQUIRED

ROWS

WRAP

Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG)