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HTML min Attribute

Definition and Usage

The min attribute specifies the minimum value of an element element.

When used together with the <meter> element, the min attribute specifies the lower bound of the gauge.

Applies to

The min attribute can be used on the following elements:

Elements Attribute
<input> min
<meter> min


Input Example

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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Meter Example

A gauge with a current value and min, max, high, and low segments:

<meter min="0" low="40" high="90" max="100" value="95"></meter>
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Browser Support

The min attribute has the following browser support for each element:

input 5.0 10.0 16.0 5.1 10.6
meter 5.0 10.0 16.0 5.1 10.6