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HTML <input> min Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag

Example

Use of the min and max attributes:

<form action="/action_page.php">

  <label for="datemax">Enter a date before 1980-01-01:</label>
  <input type="date" id="datemax" name="datemax" max="1979-12-31"><br><br>

  <label for="datemin">Enter a date after 2000-01-01:</label>
  <input type="date" id="datemin" name="datemin" min="2000-01-02"><br><br>

  <label for="quantity">Quantity (between 1 and 5):</label>
  <input type="number" id="quantity" name="quantity" min="1" max="5"><br><br>

  <input type="submit">

</form>
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Definition and Usage

The min attribute specifies the minimum value for an <input> element.

Tip: Use the min attribute together with the max attribute to create a range of legal values.

Note: The max and min attributes works with the following input types: number, range, date, datetime-local, month, time and week.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
min 5.0 10.0 16.0 5.1 10.6

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The min attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<input min="number|date">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number Specifies the minimum value allowed
date Specifies the minimum date allowed

❮ HTML <input> tag