HTML | DOM Input Date step Property

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.

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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