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How to set a regular expression for an input element value that checked against using HTML ?

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  • Last Updated : 25 Dec, 2020

In this article, we will use <input> pattern attribute to set the regular expression pattern for an input field that checked against. The HTML <input> pattern attribute is used to specify the regular expression on which the input elements value is checked against. This attribute works with the following input types: text, password, date, search, email, etc. Use the Global title attribute to describe the pattern for helping the user.


<input pattern = "regular_exp">

Attribute Value: The pattern attribute is used to set the pattern of regular expression that enters into the input field.

Example: This example illustrates the use of pattern attribute in <input> element.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        How to specify a regular expression
        that an input element's value
        is checked against?
<body style="text-align: center;">
    <h1 style="color: green;">
        How to specify a regular expression
        that an input <br>element's value
        is checked against?
    <form action="#">
        Name: <input type="text" name="Password"
            title="Three letter Password">
        <input type="submit">


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <input> pattern attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 5.0
  • Internet Explorer 10.0
  • Firefox 4.0
  • Safari 10.1
  • Opera 9.6

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