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The TEXTAREA input control creates a multi-line text box which allows the user to input as much text data as they like. This is defined inside of a web form using the FORM element.

Unlike other input controls, this one does not have a VALUE attribute. Instead, the value is taken from the contents of the element between the starting and closing tags.

An end tag is required when using this element.


Attribute Description
ID Identifies this tag to reference in script (program code)
CLASS Define the class used to render this element (defined by a style sheet)
TITLE A title that is associated with the element (displayed as a tooltip in Internet Explorer)
NAME Defines the form name that the value will be associated with when the user submits the form.
ROWS Defines the total number of rows that this multi-line text edit control should render as. Doesn't affect the amount of data that can be enetered.
COLS Defines the total number of columns that this multi-line text edit control should redner as.
DISABLED When present, indicates that this input control is disabled and no user input is allowed.



Renders As:


HTML 4.01
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