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HTML: Textarea

We often want to give the user the ability to type not just one line of text, but several lines in one place. For example, if a user wants to leave a review. The <textarea> element is used for this, allowing you to enter multiple lines of text.

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Note that <textarea> is a paired tag. This means that you can put default text in so that the user can understand what he needs to enter more quickly.

The default <textarea> height and width depend on the browser settings. This means that the height and width may vary from browser to browser. In order to set the same value, the rows and cols attributes are used, denoting the number of rows and columns respectively.

  <textarea rows="5" cols="30">textarea with 5 rows and 30 columns</textarea>


Create a form with a data handler file at /people. Inside the form, create a field for multiline input. Number of input rows: 4. Number of columns: 30

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In my environment the code works, but not here 🤨

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My code is different from the teacher's one 🤔

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