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HTML <textarea> autofocus Attribute

HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag

Example

A text area with autofocus:

<textarea autofocus>
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Definition and Usage

The autofocus attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that the text area should automatically get focus when the page loads.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
autofocus Yes 10.0 4.0 Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The autofocus attribute is new for the <textarea> tag in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the autofocus attribute must be defined as <textarea autofocus="autofocus">.


Syntax

<textarea autofocus>

HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag