HTML 'textarea' Element Attributes

Q

What Are the Attributes of a "textarea" Element?

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A

There are several commonly used attributes for a "textarea" element:

  • rows="n" - Required attribute. Used to specify the number of rows of the text input area.
  • cols="n" - Required attribute. Used to specify the number of columns of the text input area.
  • name="fieldName" - Optional attribute. Used to specify the name of the text input area.
  • readonly="readonly" - Optional attribute. Used to specify that the input data to be displayed as read-only, not editable.

Here is a tutorial example of a readonly "textarea" input field:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
 <head>
  <title>Read Only Textarea</title>
 </head>
 <body>
  <h4>Online Survey</h4>
  <form action="http://localhost/submit" method="get">
  <p style="background-color: #eeeeee; padding: 8px;">
   Your name: <input type="text" name="name"
    value="Joe"/><br/>
   Feedback: <textarea cols="16" rows="4"
    readonly="readonly">Nice site. (Read only)
    </textarea><br/>
   <input type="submit" value="Submit"/> 
  </p>
  </form>
 </body>
</html>

If you save the above document as readonly_textarea.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a read-only text input area in the form as shown below:
HTML textarea Element - Readonly

 

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