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Chapter 9. Forms > Multiline Text Areas

9.7. Multiline Text Areas

The conventional and hidden-text types for forms restrict user input to a single line of characters. The <textarea> form tag sets users free.

9.7.1. The <textarea> Tag

As part of a form, the <textarea> tag creates a multiline text entry area in the user's browser display. In it, the user may type a nearly unlimited number of lines of text. Upon submission of the form, the browser collects all the lines of text, each separated by "%0D%0A" (carriage return/line feed), and sends them to the server as the value of this form element, using the name specified by the required name attribute.


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