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HTML <input> value Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

An HTML form with initial (default) values:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname" value="John"><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname" value="Doe"><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit form">
</form>

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Definition and Usage

The value attribute specifies the value of an <input> element.

The value attribute is used differently for different input types:

  • For "button", "reset", and "submit" - it defines the text on the button
  • For "text", "password", and "hidden" - it defines the initial (default) value of the input field
  • For "checkbox", "radio", "image" - it defines the value associated with the input (this is also the value that is sent on submit)

Note: The value attribute is required with <input type="checkbox"> and <input type="radio">.

Note: The value attribute cannot be used with <input type="file">.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
value 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<input value="text">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text Specifies the value of the <input> element


HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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