HTML DOM Text Object

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Text Object

The Text object represents a single-line text input field in an HTML form.

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

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

Text Object Properties

W3C: W3C Standard.

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

Text Object Methods

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

Standard Properties, Methods, and Events

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


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