HyperText Markup Language/Tag List/input


These input data from the user. They can be inputs such as text boxes or selection boxes.


<input type="text" name="textinput" size="30"/>

Required attributesEdit


Type tells the browser what type of input element this is. It can be one of the following:

  • "text": A one line text box.
  • "radio": Small circular choice buttons.
  • "checkbox": A small square choice button.
  • "password": A password box. For security, it shows all characters as "*".
  • "hidden": Hidden text in a web page.
  • "file": Presents a text box for entering the full name of a local file. Also has a "browse" button to select the file.
  • "submit": Submit button.
  • "image": Image Button.
  • "reset": A reset button.

Optional attributesEdit


Names the attribute. When the form is sent off, the user would want to know what the information is.


The size of the text box. This is done in a percentage.


Use this when the type attribute has been set to radio. Tells the form what the value is when the box has been highlighted.


Use this to define a value in the checkbox. Use with checkbox only.

Standard attributesEdit

More infoEdit

A link to a page with more info, then the name of the site the info came from (i.e. W3Schools).