Version-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN
Elementtextarea
Purposemulti-line text field
DescriptionThis element creates a window into which a user can enter text. This is used in a form.
Start tagRequired <textarea>
Attributes
NameTypeDefaultComment
accesskey CDATA #IMPLIEDa single character as per XML specification which defines a character as an atomic unit of text as specified by ISO/IEC 10646 [ISO/IEC 10646] (see also [ISO/IEC 10646-2000]); accessibility key character
class CDATA #IMPLIEDspace-separated list of classes
cols CDATA #REQUIREDone or more digits
dir( ltr | rtl )#IMPLIEDdirection for weak/neutral text
disabled( disabled )#IMPLIEDunavailable in this context
idID#IMPLIEDdocument-wide unique id
langNMTOKEN#IMPLIEDlanguage code (backwards compatible); language code as RFC3066
name CDATA #IMPLIED
onblur CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; the element lost the focus
onchange CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; the element value was changed
onclick CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was clicked; script expression
ondblclick CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was double clicked; script expression
onfocus CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; the element got the focus
onkeydown CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was pressed down; script expression
onkeypress CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was pressed and released; script expression
onkeyup CDATA #IMPLIEDa key was released; script expression
onmousedown CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was pressed down; script expression
onmousemove CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved within; script expression
onmouseout CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved away; script expression
onmouseover CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer was moved onto; script expression
onmouseup CDATA #IMPLIEDa pointer button was released; script expression
onselect CDATA #IMPLIEDscript expression; some text was selected
readonly( readonly )#IMPLIED
rows CDATA #REQUIREDone or more digits
style CDATA #IMPLIEDassociated style info; style sheet data
tabindex CDATA #IMPLIEDone or more digits; position in tabbing order
title CDATA #IMPLIEDadvisory title; text used for titles
xml:langNMTOKEN#IMPLIEDlanguage code (as per XML 1.0 spec); language code as RFC3066
Content( #PCDATA )
End tagRequired </textarea>
Referenced in a abbr acronym address applet b bdo big blockquote body caption center cite code dd del dfn div dt em fieldset font form h1 h2 h3 h4 h5 h6 i iframe ins kbd label legend li noframes noscript object p pre q s samp small span strike strong sub sup td th tt u var
Example
SourceAppearance
<form method="post"
action="http://www.december.com/cgi-bin/formmail.secure.cgi">
<input type="hidden" name="recipient" value="nobody@december.com" />
<p>Your Name: <input type="text" size="15" name="user-name" /></p>
<p>Customer Number: <input type="number" size="10"
name="customer-number" /></p>
<p>Shirt Size? <input type="radio" name="shirt-size" value="S" />S
<input type="radio" name="shirt-size" value="M" />M <input type="radio"
name="shirt-size" value="L" />L <input type="radio" name="shirt-size"
value="XL" />XL</p>
<p>What would you like?</p>
<p><select name="would-like" size="2" multiple="multiple">
<option>Order the product</option>
<option>Ask a question</option>
<option>Request a catalog</option></select></p>
<p>Your comments?<br />

<textarea name="comments" rows="4" cols="20">
</textarea></p>
<p><input type="submit" value="Send" /> <input type="reset"
value="Cancel" /></p></form>

Your Name:

Customer Number:

Shirt Size? S M L XL

What would you like?

Your comments?

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