This element is also available in our updated HTML 4 reference. Some characteristics may have changed.
|May occur in:||BODY, DIV, CENTER, BLOCKQUOTE, FORM, TH, TD, DT, DD, LI, P, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, PRE, ADDRESS, TT, I, B, U, STRIKE, BIG, SMALL, SUB, SUP, EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, FONT, A, APPLET, CAPTION, but must be inside a FORM.
The TEXTAREA tag, used inside FORMs, sets up an area in which the user can type text. This text will be sent to the server when the form is submitted. The user can enter more than one line (as opposed to <INPUT TYPE=text> which only permits one line), although he will have to break lines himself.
The NAME attribute assigns the text area a name, used by the script which processes the form. ROWS and COLS are used to specify the height and width of the text area, in number of characters.
To supply default text for the text area, put it inside the TEXTAREA tag. You may not use markup for this default value.
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