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JavaScript Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition by David Flanagan

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Name

Textarea

Synopsis

form.elements[i]
form.elements[name]
form.name

Description

The Textarea object is very similar to the Input object.

Properties

The Textarea object defines properties for each of the attributes of the HTML <textarea> tag, such as cols, defaultValue, disabled, name, readOnly, and rows. It also defines the following properties:

form

The Form object that contains this Textarea object. Read-only.

type

A read-only string property that specifies the type of the element. For Textarea objects, this is always “textarea”.

value

A read/write string that specifies the text contained in the Textarea. The initial value of this property is the same as the defaultValue property.

Methods

blur( )

Yields the keyboard focus and returns nothing.

focus( )

Grabs the keyboard focus and returns nothing.

select( )

Selects the entire contents of the text area. Returns nothing.

Event Handlers

onblur

Invoked when input focus is lost.

onchange

Invoked when the user changes the value in the Textarea element and moves the keyboard focus elsewhere. This event handler is invoked only when the user completes an edit in the Textarea element.

onfocus

Invoked when input focus is gained.

See Also

Element, Form, Input

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