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HTML <textarea> form Attribute

❮ HTML <textarea> tag

Example

A text area located outside a form (but still a part of the form):

<form action="/action_page.php" id="usrform">
  Name: <input type="text" name="usrname">
  <input type="submit">
</form>

<textarea name="comment" form="usrform">Enter text here...</textarea>
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Definition and Usage

The form attribute specifies the form the text area belongs to.

The value of this attribute must be equal to the id attribute of a <form> element in the same document.


Browser Support

Attribute
form Yes 11.0 Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The form attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<textarea form="form_id">

Attribute Values

Value Description
form_id Specifies the form element the <textarea> element belongs to. The value of this attribute must be the id attribute of a <form> element in the same document.

❮ HTML <textarea> tag