HTML DOM Password Object

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Password Object

The Password object represents a single-line password field in an HTML form.

The content of a password field will be masked (appear as blobs or asterisks) in a browser.

For each <input type="password"> tag in an HTML form, a Password object is created.

You can access a password field by searching through the elements[] array of the form, or by using document.getElementById().

Password Object Properties

W3C: W3C Standard.

Property Description W3C
defaultValue Sets or returns the default value of a password field Yes
form Returns a reference to the form that contains the password field Yes
maxLength Sets or returns the maximum number of characters allowed in a password field Yes
name Sets or returns the value of the name attribute of a password field Yes
readOnly Sets or returns whether a password field is read-only, or not Yes
size Sets or returns the width of a password field (in number of characters) Yes
type Returns which type of form element a password field is Yes
value Sets or returns the value of the value attribute of the password field Yes

Password Object Methods

Method Description W3C
select() Selects the content of a password field Yes

Standard Properties, Methods, and Events

The Password object also supports the standard properties, methods, and events.

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