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HTML element: <textarea>

Availability

Partial support as of BlackBerry® Device Software version 3.7.

Full support as of BlackBerry Device Software version 4.6.

The <textarea> element specifies a multiline text entry field in a form. It can optionally contain plain text, which is displayed to the user in the text area.

Differences between HTML, XHTML, and XHTML-MP

None.

Attributes

Attribute

Value(s)

Description

Supported in

cols

number

Required. This attribute specifies the horizontal dimensions of the text area, in number of characters.

3.7 or later

disabled

When specified, this attribute indicates that the <textarea> is initially disabled.

4.6 or later

name

text

This attribute provides plain text to display to the user inside the text area.

3.7 or later

readonly

When specified, this attribute indicates that the content in the <textarea> element cannot be edited by the user.

4.6 or later

rows

number

Required. This attribute specifies the vertical dimensions of the text area, in number of characters.

3.7 or later

Common attributes

The <textarea> element supports the following common attributes:

  • class
  • dir
  • id
  • lang
  • style
  • title

4.6 or later

Event attributes

The <textarea> element supports the following event attributes:

  • onblur
  • onkeypress
  • onmouseover
  • onchange
  • onkeyup
  • onmouseup
  • onclick
  • onmousedown
  • onselect
  • onfocus
  • onmousemove
  • onkeydown
  • onmouseout

4.6 or later

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