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Input URL placeholder Property

❮ Input URL Object

Example

Change the placeholder text of a URL field:

document.getElementById("myURL").placeholder = "Type URL here..";
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Definition and Usage

The placeholder property sets or returns the value of the placeholder attribute of a URL field.

The placeholder attribute specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of an URL field (e.g. a sample value or a short description of the expected format).

The short hint is displayed in the text field before the user enters a value.

This property reflects the HTML placeholder attribute.


Browser Support

Property
placeholder Yes 10.0 Yes Not supported Yes

Syntax

Return the placeholder property:

urlObject.placeholder

Set the placeholder property:

urlObject.placeholder = text

Property Values

Value Description
text Specifies a short hint (one word or a short phrase) that describes the expected value of the URL field

Technical Details

Return Value: A String, representing a short hint that describes the expected value of the URL field

More Examples

Example

Get the placeholder text of a URL field:

var x = document.getElementById("myURL").placeholder;
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Related Pages

HTML reference: HTML <input> placeholder Attribute


❮ Input URL Object