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HTML <textarea> required Attribute

HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag

Example

A form with a required text area:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  <textarea name="comment" required></textarea>
  <input type="submit">
</form>

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Definition and Usage

The required attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that a text area is required/must be filled out (in order to submit the form).


Browser Support

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

Attribute
required 5.0 10.0 4.0 Not supported Yes


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The required attribute is new in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the required attribute must be defined as <textarea required="required">.


Syntax

<textarea required>


HTML textarea Tag Reference HTML <textarea> tag

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