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HTML <input> required Attribute

The required attribute on an <input> tag specifies that data must be provided before submitting the form.

This attribute is part of the HTML built-in validation functions.

Example

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A required attribute on two <input> elements.
Both text fields must have values before the form can be submitted.






<form action="/tutorial/action.html">
  <label for="firstname">*First name</label><br/>
  <input type="text" id="firstname" name="firstname" required><br />
  <label for="lastname">*Last name</label><br/>
  <input type="text" id="lastname" name="lastname" required><br /><br />

  <input type="submit">
</form>

Using required

The required attribute specifies that an <input> element must have a value before submitting the form. If not, an error message appears.

This attribute is part of the built-in validation functionality in HTML.

The required attribute only applies to these input types:


Syntax

<input required>

Browser support

Here is when required support started for each browser:

Chrome
5.0 May 2010
Firefox
4.0 Mar 2011
IE/Edge
10.0 Sep 2012
Opera
9.6 Oct 2008
Safari
10.1 Mar 2017

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023




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