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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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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The autofocus attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: The autofocus attribute of the <textarea> tag is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.


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.


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

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