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  • Last Updated : 08 Jul, 2021

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. 
 

html




<!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>                   

Output: 
 

textareareadonly

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

html




<!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 can't be edited it is readonly only.
        </textarea>
    </body>
</html>                   

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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