HTML | <textarea> readonly Attribute

The <textarea> readonly attribute in HTML is used to specify that the textarea element is read-only. If the textarea is readonly, then it’s content cannot be changed but can be copied and highlighted. It is a boolean attribute.

Syntax:

<textarea readonly> Contents... </textarea>

Example 1: This example uses <textarea> readonly attribute to write content on input textarea which is readable only.



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<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
    <head
        <title>
            HTML Textarea readonly Attribute
        </title
    </head
      
    <body style = "text-align:center">     
          
        <h1 style = "color: green;">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </h1
          
        <h2>
            HTML Textarea readonly Attribute
        </h2
          
        <p>A readonly Textarea.</p>
      
        <!--A readonly Textarea-->
        <textarea readonly>This textarea field is readonly. 
        </textarea
    </body
</html>                    

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Output:
textareareadonly

Example 2: This example uses <textarea> readonly attribute to write content on input textarea which is readable only.

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<!DOCTYPE html> 
<html
    <head
        <title>
            HTML Textarea readonly Attribute
        </title
    </head
      
    <body style = "text-align:center">     
          
        <h1 style = "color: green;">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </h1
          
        <h2>
            HTML Textarea readonly Attribute
        </h2
          
        <p>A readonly Textbox.</p>     
          
        <textarea readonly="readonly" cols="15" rows="5">
            This textarea cann't be edited it is readonly only.
        </textarea>
    </body
</html>                    

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Output:
textareareadonly

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by <textarea> readonly attribute are listed below:

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


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