Form Tutor - Lesson 3

Go ahead and remove value="44 Cherry St".

 
<form>
<input type="text" name="address" size="30">
</form>


If we want, we can specify how many characters a user can input.

Just go ahead and try to input more than 10 characters!

 
<form>
<input type="text" name="address" size="30" maxlength="10">
</form>

I suppose this feature might come in handy now and then, but unless you think someone's going to send the whole King James Bible down the pike at you, I wouldn't worry about it.


Very similar to the type="text" is the type="password". It is exactly the same, except it displays **** instead of the actual input. The form will send you the input, it just won't display it.

 
<form>
<input type="password">
</form>

Go ahead, type something in the box.


Remember that each <input> must have a name.

 
<form>
<input type="password" name="userpass">
</form>

Size, value, and maxlength attributes work with the password input also. By the way, a <tag> tells the browser to do something. An attribute goes inside the <tag> and tells the browser how to do it.

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