How to use the required attribute in HTML?

The required attribute in HTML is used o specify that the element should be filled before the form is submitted. If the field isn’t filled and the submit button is clicked, an error generates, which fails form submission. The error will be “Please fill out this field”.

The required attribute can be used on input, select and textarea element.


You can try to run the following code to learn how to use the required attribute in HTML.

<!DOCTYPE html>
      <title>HTML placeholder attribute</title>
      <form action = "/new.php">
         <input type = "text" placeholder = "Student UserName" name = "name" required/><br>
         <input type = "submit" value="Submit">

Updated on: 15-Jun-2020


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