HTML textarea Tag

HTML <textarea> Tag: The HTML<textarea> tag specifies a multi-line text input control. A text area can hold an unlimited number of characters, and the text renders in a fixed-width font (usually Courier). And the size of a text area can be specified by the cols and rows attributes, or even better through CSS’ height and width properties.


This HTML textarea tag supports both the global and the event attributes.

Syntax: <textarea> Text </textarea>

Browser compatibility

The HTML textarea tag is supported by different types of browsers.

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer


<!DOCTYPE html>
<textarea rows="4" cols="50">
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html textarea tag

Attributes that are supported by the <textarea> tag

Attribute Value Description
cols number Specifies the visible width of a text area
disabled disabled Specifies that a text area should be disabled
name text Specifies a name for a text area
readonly readonly Specifies that a text area should be read-only
rows number Specifies the visible number of lines in a text area