HTML <input> value Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag


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">

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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.

value 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



<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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