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  • Last Updated : 24 Aug, 2022
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The cols attribute in HTML is used to tell the browser how many average-width characters should fit on a single line i.e. the number of columns to display.
Note: This attribute is only applicable on <textarea> and <frameset>.

<textarea cols = "value">Text content...</textarea>

Attribute Values: It has a default value which is 20. It contains a numeric value which represents the width of the textarea  element. 



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML cols Attribute</title>
        h2 {
            text-align: center;
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            HTML cols Attribute
        <!-- Below textarea is assigned a cols value 25
            That is, 25 characters will fit in a line -->
        <textarea rows="4" cols="25">
            A computer science portal for geeks.



Supported Browsers: The browser supported by cols attribute are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera 12.1 and above
  • Apple Safari 4 and above


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