HTML <input> min Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag


Use of the min and max attributes:

<form action="/action_page.php">

  Enter a date before 1980-01-01:
  <input type="date" name="bday" max="1979-12-31">

  Enter a date after 2000-01-01:
  <input type="date" name="bday" min="2000-01-02">

  Quantity (between 1 and 5):
  <input type="number" name="quantity" min="1" max="5">

  <input type="submit">

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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, datetime-local, month, time and week.

Browser Support

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

min 5.0 10.0 16.0 5.1 10.6

Note: The min attribute will not work for dates and time in Internet Explorer 10+ or Firefox, since IE 10+ and Firefox does not support these input types.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The min attribute is new in HTML5.


<input min="number|date">

Attribute Values

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

❮ HTML <input> tag