Using HTML 'text' Input Fields


How To Use "text" Input Fields?



A "text" input field is defined as <input type="text" .../>. A "test" input field can be used to create input field to allow viewers to enter text strings or numbers. There are other attributes you may need to use for a "text" input field:

  • name="fieldName" - Specifies the name of this field.
  • value="defaultValue" - Specifies a default value for this field.
  • size="number" - Specifies the size of the input box in number of characters.
  • maxlength="number" - Specifies the maximum length of the input data.

Here is a tutorial example with two text input fields:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Text Input Fields</title>
  <h4>Online Survey</h4>
  <form action="/survey.php">
  <p style="background-color: #eeeeee; padding: 8px;">
   Your name: <input type="text" name="name"
    value="Joe Miller"/><br/>
   Your email: <input type="text" name="email"
    value="" size="32" maxlength="60"/><br/>
   <input type="submit" value="Submit"/>

If you save the above document as text_input.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a form with two text input fields of different sizes as shown below:
HTML input text Element - Input Short Text


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