Textarea Element

<Textarea>

Explanation

Textarea element is used to create a text box in order to allow an user to write his/her comments.
<textarea rows="Value" cols="Value">Text</textarea>
Element Specific attributes supported by this element are:
AttributeValueDescription
autofocus autofocus Text area will get focus automatically, if the page loads.
cols number Mentions the visible width of a text area.
disabled disabled The text area must be disabled.
form form_id The forms to which the text area is related to.
maxlength number Signifies, how many characters will be permitted in a text area.
name text Defines name for text area.
placeholder text Short hint that exhibits the expected value of a text area.
readonly readonly The text area must be read only.
required required The text is required or it should be filled out.
rows nuumber Denotes the visible lines in a text area.
wrap hard, soft When form is submitted, how the text in a text area should be wrapped.

Example Code:

Result :


  • Use the "cols and rows" attributes to adjust size of textarea.
  • It gives opportunity for the user to modify the contents in a webpage.
  • User is allowed to enter contents in the text area.
It is available in the previous versions of HTML.
It supports both Global Attributes and Event Attributes in HTML5.

Limitations:

It will function in all the major browsers.

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