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  • Last Updated : 12 Aug, 2022

The <input> placeholder attribute in HTML is used to specify the expected value to be displayed before user input in the input element. Syntax: 

<input placeholder="text"> 

Attribute Values: This attribute contains a single value text which specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of the input field. Example: This Example illustrates the use of Placeholder attribute in <input> element. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <h1 style="font-size:25px;font-style:italic;">
        <h2 style="font-size:25px;font-style:italic;">
          HTML input Placeholder Attribute
        <form action=" ">
            <input type="text"
                   placeholder="First name">
            <input type="text"
                   placeholder="Last name">
            <input type="submit"



Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <input> Placeholder Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 3
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Firefox 4
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 4
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