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  • Last Updated : 31 Aug, 2022
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The rows attribute in HTML is used to specify the number of visible text lines for the control i.e the number of rows to display.
Note: This attribute is only applicable on <textarea>.

<textarea rows = "value">Text content...</textarea>

Attribute Values: It’s default value is 2. It contains a numeric value which specify the height of the textarea element. 



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML rows Attribute</title>
        h2 {
            text-align: center;
        <h1 style="color: green;">
            HTML rows Attribute
        <!-- Below Textarea element has rows
            attribute assigned to 5 -->
        <textarea rows="5" cols="23">
            This paragraph has a number of rows equal to 5.



Supported Browsers: The browser supported by rows attribute are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome 1 and above
  • Edge 12 and above
  • Firefox 1 and above
  • Opera 12.1 and above
  • Safari 4 and above


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