HTML <input> disabled Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag


An HTML form with a disabled input field:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname" disabled><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">

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Definition and Usage

The disabled attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that the <input> element should be disabled.

A disabled input element is unusable and un-clickable.

The disabled attribute can be set to keep a user from using the <input> element until some other condition has been met (like selecting a checkbox, etc.). Then, a JavaScript could remove the disabled value, and make the <input> element usable.

Tip: Disabled <input> elements in a form will not be submitted.

Note: The disabled attribute will not work with <input type="hidden">.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

disabled 1.0 6.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the disabled attribute must be defined as <input disabled="disabled" />.


<input disabled>

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag


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