HTML <textarea> Tag

HTML <textarea> Tag

In this tutorial, we will learn about textarea tag in HTML with the help of examples.

<textarea> Tag

Textarea tag <textarea> is used to define a multi-line text input control within a form to declare a textarea element.
It is used inside the form to collect the user inputs.

Note : The <textarea> tag can hold an unlimited number of characters.




<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>textarea Tag</title>
      Fill the detail in the form :
      <textarea row = "7" cols = "50" name = "Review">
        Enter your name :
      <input type = "submit" value = "submit"/>


Fill the detail in the form :

Specific Attribute

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

Global Attribute

Textarea Tag support all the global attributes of HTML.

Event Attribute

Textarea Tag support all the event attributes of HTML.

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