HTML minlength attribute

minlength attribute represents the minimum number of characters that a user must enter in the input field. If the value falls below this minlength, input control tells the user to enter the required number of characters.

Username: <input type="text" name="uName" minlength="10" required>
Password: <input type="password" name="uPass" minlength="8" required>
<input type="submit" name="submit">



In the above example, the minlength means the Username should be 10 characters long and the password should be at least 8 characters long. On the contrary, the form will not be submitted.

Attribute values

All possible values of minlength attribute

The value of minlength attribute is a valid positive integer.

Related Tags

The tags that support minlength attribute

<input> tag

input element allows the user to enter data in the form. This element is used in the form element.

<textarea> tag

textarea element defines multiline resizeable textarea. It supports minlength attribute.

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