HTML | DOM Input Datetime type Property

The Input Datetime type property is used for returning the type of form element the datetime field is.
The Input Datetime type property returns a string which represents the type of form element the datetime field is.
Browsers such as Safari and Opera return “datetime” as a result whereas browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome return “text”.



Below program illustrates the Datetime type property :

Returning the type of form element the datetime field is.





<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Input Datetime type Property in HTML</title>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Input Datetime type Property</h2>
    <br> Date Of Birth:
    <input type="datetime" id="Test_Datetime">
    <p>To find out the type of form element the datetime field is,
      double-click the "Check Type" button.</p>
    <button ondblclick="My_Datetime()">Check Type</button>
    <p id="test"></p>
        function My_Datetime() {
            var t = document.getElementById("Test_Datetime").type;
            document.getElementById("test").innerHTML = t;



After clicking the button

Supported Web Browsers:

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


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