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HTML HTML Forms Form Basics Create a Textarea

Nelson Lourenco
Nelson Lourenco
1,766 Points

Closing </textarea> necessary?

Interestingly, I was able to successfully submit my code challenge without a closing </textarea> tag. Is one actually necessary? The Workspaces and my browser seem to think so. If a closing tag is necessary, I would like to know why and why it differs from the <input> tag in that way.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML Forms</title>
  </head>
    <body>

      <form action="index.html" method="post">

        <h1>Sign Up</h1>

        <input type="text" id="name" name="user_name">
        <input type="email" id="mail" name="user_email">
        <input type="password" id="password" name="user_password">

        <textarea id="bio" name="user_bio"></textarea>

      </form>

    </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,799 Points

Absolutely. You need to close it out.

This is what happens if you do not.

http://codepen.io/anon/pen/MwvvdO