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HTML HTML Forms Form Basics The Textarea Element

Difference bw textarea or input textarea

Hi classmates,

What's the difference between the two? Have you notice that you can do this in the following way:

<input type="textarea" name=""/> 

or

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

1 Answer

Aurelian Spodarec
Aurelian Spodarec
10,789 Points

Input is where you write e.g. Name , Surname, whatever... but it's short, get me?

Textarea is where you woudl write a paragraph, a essay, a book.. anything thats LONG.

I don't think type="textarea" is valid, but i might be wrong.

Check out this link http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_textarea_form