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HTML <textarea> readonly Attribute

❮ HTML <textarea> tag

Example

A read-only text area:

<textarea readonly>
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Definition and Usage

The readonly attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that a text area should be read-only.

In a read-only text area, the content cannot be changed, but a user can tab to it, highlight it and copy content from it.

The readonly attribute can be set to keep a user from using a text area until some other condition has been met (like selecting a checkbox, etc.). Then, a JavaScript is required to remove the readonly value, and make the text area editable.


Browser Support

Attribute
readonly Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

<textarea readonly>

❮ HTML <textarea> tag