HTML DOM Input Password pattern property

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The HTML DOM Input Password pattern property is used for setting or returning the pattern attribute of an input password field. It checks the password against a regular expression specified by the pattern property.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for

Setting the pattern property −

passwordObject.pattern = regexp

Here, regexp is a regular expression against which the password field is checked.

Example

Let us look at an example for the password pattern property −

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<h1>Input Password pattern property</h1>
<p>The password can either be of three numeric characters or 6 alphabet characters from a to g</p>
<form action="/Sample_page.php">
Password: <input type="password" id="PASS" name="passW" pattern="[0-9]{3}|[a-g]{6}" title="Three numeric character or 6 alphabet between a-g">
<input type="submit">
</form>
<br>
<button onclick="passPattern()">GET PATTERN</button>
<p id="Sample"></p>
<script>
   function passPattern() {
      var P = document.getElementById("PASS").pattern;
      document.getElementById("Sample").innerHTML ="The pattern attribute value is"+ P;
}
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

On entering password that is not matched by regex specified in the pattern property −

On clicking the GET PATTERN button −

In the above example

We have created an input element with type password id=”Pass”, name=”PassW” and pattern="[0-9]{3}|[a-g]{6}". Here the pattern attribute value is a regex specifying that you could either enter three numeric value or 6 alphabets ranging from a to g. If the input doesn’t match this regex then the title attribute value is displayed over the input box. This password field is inside a form with action attribute value set to “/Sample_page.php”. This is where our form data will be submitted on clicking the submit button −

<form action="/Sample_page.php">
Password: <input type="password" id="PASS" name="passW" pattern="[0-9]{3}|[a-g]{6}" title="Three numeric character or 6 alphabet between a-g">
<input type="submit">
</form>

We have then created the GET PATTERN button that will execute the passPattern() method when clicked by the user −

<button onclick="passPattern()">GET PATTERN</button>

The passPattern() uses the getElementById() method to get the input field with type password and get its pattern property which returns a regex of type string.. The regex string is assigned to variable P and displayed in the paragraph with id “Sample” using its innerHTML property.

function passPattern() {
   var P = document.getElementById("PASS").pattern;
   document.getElementById("Sample").innerHTML ="The pattern attribute value is"+ P;
}
raja
Published on 22-Aug-2019 08:28:31
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