HTML <textarea> placeholder Attribute

HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag

Example

A text area with a placeholder text:

<textarea placeholder="Describe yourself with 4 words..."></textarea>

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Definition and Usage

The placeholder attribute specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of a text area.

The hint is displayed in the text area when it is empty, and disappears when the field gets focus.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
placeholder Yes 10.0 4.0 5.0 11.5

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The placeholder attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<textarea placeholder="text">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text Specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of the text area

HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag

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