TEXTAREA - text field on a form
The TEXTAREA tag
defines a multiline input field on an HTML form. A text area field
lets the user enter words, phrases, or numbers.
You can defines the number of characters per line the text area
can accommodate without scrolling by supplying the COLS attribute.
You can specify that the number of lines that can appear without
scrolling by supplying the ROWS attribute.
Scrollbars appear in the text area if the text in the text area
element exceeds the number of specified columns or rows. This tag
would be used within the <FORM> tags
NAME="name" ONBLUR="Scode" ONCHANGE="JScode"
you want to display goes here</TEXTAREA>
COLS specifies the width (number of characters
per line) the text area can accommodate without scrolling.
NAME specifies the name of the text area element.
This value is the name portion of the name/value pair sent to the
invoked CGI program when the form is submitted.
The name is not displayed on the form.
the text area element loses focus.
when the text area element loses focus and its value has been
a text area element receives focus.
when a user selects some of the text in the text area element.
ROWS specifies the number of lines (number of
rows) the text area can accommodate without scrolling.
WRAP specifies whether lines longer than the text
area's column width wrap to the next line.
The value of WRAP can be one of the following:
OFF disables word wrap. Text the user types is
displayed with the exact line breaks that the user types. If the
user explicitly inserts a line break, however, the break is
included as part of the text area's value. The user has to scroll
horizontally to see the ends of lines that do not fit in the text
HARD causes word wrap, and the line breaks are
included when the form is submitted. The text wraps inside the
text area element, and that the user does not need to scroll
SOFT causes word wrap, but the line breaks are
not included when the form is submitted.