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HTML | DOM Input Date step Property

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 27 May, 2021

The Input Date Step property is used to set or return the value of the step attribute of a date field. 
The Input Step attribute can be used for specifying the legal day intervals to choose from when the user opens the calendar in a date field.


  • To return the step property: 
  • To set the step property: 
inputdateObject.step = number

Property Value 

  • number: It is used to specify the legal day intervals. By default, it is set to 1.

Return Value: It returns a numeric value that represents the legal day interval for the date field.

The below program illustrates the Date step property : 
Example: Changing the legal day intervals. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
      Input Date Step Property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
      Input Date Step Property
    <input type="date"
<p>To increase the step so that the
      user can only select every second
      day in the calendar, double click
      the "Update Step" button.
    <button ondblclick="My_Date()">
      Update Step
    <p id="test"></p>
        function My_Date() {
              "Test_Date").step = "2";
              "test").innerHTML =
              "Step has been set to '2'.";


After clicking the button 

Supported Browsers: 

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

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