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HTML | DOM Input Date min Property
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 28 Feb, 2019

The Input Date min property is used for setting or returning the value of the min attribute of a date field. The attribute returns a string which represents the minimum date allowed.


  • For returning the min property:
  • For setting the min property:
    inputdateObject.min = YYYY-MM-DD

Property Value:

  • YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD :It is used to specify the minimum date and time allowed.
    • YYYY: It specifies the year.
    • MM: It specifies the month.
    • DD: It specifies the day of the month.
    • T: It specifies the separator if time is also entered.
    • hh: It specifies the hour.
    • mm: It specifies the minutes.
    • ss: It specifies the seconds.
    • TZD: It specifies the Time Zone Designator.

Below program illustrates the Date min property:

Getting the minimum date allowed for a date field.

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Input Date min Property in HTML</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Input Date min Property</h2>
    <p>The range of date accepted is between 2019-02-18 and 2019-02-20:
        <input type="date" id="Test_Date" min="2019-02-18" max="2019-02-20">
        <p>To return the min range of the date field,
          double click the "Return Min" button.</p>
        <button ondblclick="My_Date()">Return Min</button>
        <p id="test"></p>
            function My_Date() {
                var d = document.getElementById("Test_Date").min;
                document.getElementById("test").innerHTML = d;


After clicking the button

Supported Web Browsers:

  • Apple Safari
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
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