Attribute – Placeholder Attribute


Placeholder Attribute | HTML5

Specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of an <input> or <textarea> form control.

The placeholder attribute must not contain carriage returns or line-feeds.

NOTE: Do not use the placeholder attribute instead of a <label> element, their purposes are different. The <label> attribute describes the role of the form element (i.e. it indicates what kind of information is expected), and the placeholder attribute is a hint about the format that the content should take.

Example

Input Example

<form> <input type="text" name="fname" placeholder="First Name"> <input type="text" name="lname" placeholder="Last Name"> </form>

Textarea Example

<textarea placeholder="Describe yourself here..."></textarea>

Compatibility

This is an HTML5 Attribute.

More Information:

HTML placeholder Attribute on w3schools.com

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