How To Use "password" Input Fields


How To Use "password" Input Fields? - XHTML 1.0 Tutorials - Understanding Forms and Input Fields



A "password" input field is defined as <input type="password" .../>. A "password" input field can be used to create an input field to allow viewers to enter text strings or numbers without showing the entered in clear text. A "password" input field is ideal for password inputting. There are other attributes you may need to use for a "password" input field:

  • name="fieldName" - Specifies the name of this field.
  • value="defaultValue" - Specifies a default value for this field.
  • size="number" - Specifies the size of the input box in number of characters.
  • maxlength="number" - Specifies the maximum length of the input data.

Here is a tutorial example with two password input fields:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
  <title>Password Input Fields</title>
  <h4>Online Survey</h4>
  <form action="/survey.php">
  <p style="background-color: #eeeeee; padding: 8px;">
   Your password: <input type="password" name="pword"
   Password again: <input type="password" name="pword2"
    value="ui6c7g6p" size="12" maxlength="12"/><br/>
   <input type="submit" value="Submit"/>

If you save the above document as password_input.html, and view it with Internet Explorer, you will see a form with two password input fields of different sizes as shown below:
            Password Input Fields

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