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HTML DOM Textarea Object

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HTML DOM Textarea Object


Textarea Object

The Textarea object represents a text-area in an HTML form. For each instance of an HTML <textarea> tag in a form, a Textarea object is created.

You can access a Textarea object by indexing the elements array (by number or name) of the corresponding form or by using getElementById().

IE: Internet Explorer, F: Firefox, O: Opera, W3C: World Wide Web Consortium (Internet Standard).

Textarea Object Properties

Property Description IE  F O W3C
accessKey Sets or returns the keyboard key to access a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
cols Sets or returns the width of a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
defaultValue Sets or returns the default text in a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
disabled Sets or returns whether or not a textarea should be disabled 5 1 9 Yes
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the textarea 4 1 9 Yes
id Sets or returns the id of a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
name Sets or returns the name of a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
readOnly Sets or returns whether or not a textarea should be read-only 4 1 9 Yes
rows Sets or returns the height of a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
tabIndex Sets or returns the tab order for the textarea 4 1 9 Yes
type Returns the type of the form element 4 1 9 Yes
value Sets or returns the text in a textarea 4 1 9 Yes

Standard Properties

Property Description IE  F O W3C
className Sets or returns the class attribute of an element 5 1 9 Yes
dir Sets or returns the direction of text 5 1 9 Yes
lang Sets or returns the language code for an element 5 1 9 Yes
title Sets or returns an element's advisory title 5 1 9 Yes

Textarea Object Methods

Method Description IE F O W3C
blur() Removes focus from a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
focus() Sets focus on a textarea 4 1 9 Yes
select() Selects the text in a textarea 4 1 9 Yes



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