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HTML <input> min Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

Use of the min and max attributes:

<form action="demo_form.asp">

  Enter a date before 1980-01-01:
  <input type="date" name="bday" max="1979-12-31">

  Enter a date after 2000-01-01:
  <input type="date" name="bday" min="2000-01-02">

  Quantity (between 1 and 5):
  <input type="number" name="quantity" min="1" max="5">

  <input type="submit">

</form>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

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

Note: The min attribute of the <input> tag is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions, or in Firefox.

Note: The min attribute will not work for dates and time in Internet Explorer 10, since IE 10 does not support these input types.


Definition and Usage

The min attribute specifies the minimum value for an <input> element.

Tip: Use the min attribute together with the max attribute to create a range of legal values.

Note: The max and min attributes works with the following input types: number, range, date, datetime, datetime-local, month, time and week.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The min attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<input min="number|date">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number Specifies the minimum value allowed
date Specifies the minimum date allowed


HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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