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HTML DOM Password Object


Password Object

The Password object represents an HTML <input type="password"> element.

Access a Password Object

You can access an <input type="password"> element by using getElementById():

var x = document.getElementById("myPsw"); Try it

Tip: You can also access a Password object by searching through the elements collection of a form.

Create a Password Object

You can create an <input type="password"> element by using the document.createElement() method:

var x = document.createElement("INPUT");
x.setAttribute("type", "password"); Try it

Password Object Properties

Property Description
defaultValue Sets or returns the default value of a password field
disabled Sets or returns whether the password field is disabled, or not
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the password field
maxLength Sets or returns the value of the maxlength attribute of a password field
name Sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a password field
readOnly Sets or returns whether a password field is read-only, or not
size Sets or returns the value of the size attribute of a password field
type Returns which type of form element a password field is
value Sets or returns the value of the value attribute of the password field

Password Object Methods

Method Description
select() Selects the content of a password field

Standard Properties and Events

The Password object also supports the standard properties and events.


Related Pages

HTML tutorial: HTML Forms

HTML reference: HTML <input> tag

HTML reference: HTML <input> type attribute



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