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HTML <input> value Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag


An HTML form with initial (default) values:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <label for="fname">First name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname" value="John"><br><br>
  <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
  <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname" value="Doe"><br><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
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Definition and Usage

The value attribute specifies the value of an <input> element.

The value attribute is used differently for different input types:

  • For "button", "reset", and "submit" - it defines the text on the button
  • For "text", "password", and "hidden" - it defines the initial (default) value of the input field
  • For "checkbox", "radio", "image" - it defines the value associated with the input (this is also the value that is sent on submit)

Note: The value attribute cannot be used with <input type="file">.

Browser Support

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

value Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<input value="text">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text Specifies the value of the <input> element

❮ HTML <input> tag