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Which tag can be used to control the editing for multi-line plain-text in HTML ?

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  • Last Updated : 01 Feb, 2022

In this article we will discuss the HTML tag that is used to control the editing for multi-line plain-text in HTML.

The <textarea> tag in HTML defines a multi-line plain-text editing control. It will be created with n rows and n columns. so we can say that the size of the text area will depend upon the number of rows and the number of columns.

Total textarea can be calculate using below formula:

textarea = number_of_rows * number_of_columns

Syntax:

<textarea>Your_Text...</textarea>

Example 1: In this example we are going to create a text area with 5 rows and 5 columns and a button named submit.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks - textarea</h1>
    <form action="#">
        <textarea rows="5" cols="5">
        Hi Geek
        </textarea>
        <br>
        <input type="submit" value="submit">
    </form>
</body>
</html>


Output:

Example 2: In this example we are going to create a text area with 10 rows and 20 columns with name and required property set to true.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
    <h1>GeeksForGeeks - textarea</h1>
    <form action="#">
        <textarea rows="10" cols="20" 
                  name = "demo text" 
                  required = "true">
        Hi Geek
        </textarea>
        <br>
        <input type="submit" value="submit">
    </form>
</body>
</html>


Output:


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