Attribute – Input


The HTML <input> tag is typically used within a <form> element to declare an input element.
It allows the user to enter data, and can vary in many ways.


<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>HTML input Tag</title> </head> <body> <form action="/my-form-action" method="get"> <label for="first_name">First Name:</label> <input type="text" name="first_name" value="" maxlength="100" /> <br /> <label for="last_name">Last Name:</label> <input type="text" name="last_name" value="" maxlength="100" /> <input type="submit" value="Submit" /> </form> </body> </html>

In the above example, there are two input fields which ask the user to enter their first and last names according to the labels specified.

Submit (<input type="submit">) is another type of input which is used to take the data entered by the user into the form and send it to some other location specified in the code.

Input Types

The HTML <input> tag uses the attribute type to specify what kind of input element to display. Some of these include:

  • type = "text" – This is the default type, and generates a one-line text field.
  • type = "password"– This will generate a password field, and is used for (you guessed it!) passwords.
  • type = "hidden" – This will generate a hidden input field.
  • type = "text" – Creates a simple text box.
  • type = "password" – Creates a text field but masks the characters typed into the input.
  • type = "checkbox" – Creates a checkbox field that allows the user to select multiple options.
  • type = "radio" – Creates a field that allows a user to select only one option.
  • type = "submit" – Displays a button that submits the form when clicked.
  • type = "hidden" – This is a special type that doesn’t render on the page. It’s typically used to pass additional data along with a form.

More Information:

MDN – Input

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