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size attribute | size property

Sets or retrieves the size of the control.

HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 17.4



HTML<element size="p" ... >

p = object.size


Property values

Type: Integer

The size, in characters.

Standards information


Although this property is read/write, no change is visible when you set the size of the input type=reset, input type=submit, and input type=image objects. However, you can detect a change to the size property for these objects in code.

For the input type=text object, the size is in characters and represents the width of the text box. When the size is specified, the select object represents a list box with the specified number of rows.

See also

input type=button
input type=checkbox
input type=email
input type=file
input type=image
input type=number
input type=password
input type=radio
input type=range
input type=reset
input type=search
input type=submit
input type=tel
input type=text
input type=url