This is a method of giving access/focus to an active HTML element using
a keyboard character. This is a common GUI paradigm also known
as a "keyboard shortcut" or "keyboard accelerator"
A single character is used as the value of this attribute. In addition,
a platform-dependent key is usually used in combination with the
ACCESSKEY character to access the functionality of the active field.
[A single, case-insensitive character from a browser's character set.]
This attribute specifies the alignment of text following the INPUT
reference relative to the field on screen. LEFT and RIGHT specify
floating horizontal alignment of the form field in the browser window,
and subsequent text will wrap around the form field. The other options
specify vertical alignment of text relative to the form field on the
Values:Left | Right |
Top | Texttop |
Middle | Absmiddle |
Baseline | Bottom |
This optional attribute constrains the number of characters that can
be entered into the password field by the user. If the MAXLENGTH attribute
is larger than the optional SIZE attribute, the password field should
scroll as necessary.
This is an SGML Document Access
(SDA) attribute. SDA attributes are designed to transform HTML (and
other SGML-based documents) to the ICADD
DTD - which is used in creating accessible documents for users with
visual disabilities (rendering in Braille, large print, speech
synthesis, etc.) The attribute value specifies content to be added
BEFORE the original element content (in this case the string
"Input: ") when the SDA document is rendered.
"Tabbing" is a method of giving access/focus to an active HTML
element using a standard keyboard sequence. All the active elements in a
document can be cycled through using this sequence (ex: Windows TAB key.)
The order of the active elements in this cycle is usually the order they
occur in the document, but the TABINDEX attribute allows a different order
to be established. The use of this attribute should create the following
tabbing order cycle if the browser supports the attribute:
Active elements using the TABINDEX attribute with positive integers are
navigated first. Low values are navigated first.
Active elements not specifying any TABINDEX attribute
Those elements carrying a DISABLED attribute or using negative TABINDEX
values do not participate in the tabbing cycle.
This indicates a default value for the password field. The real value is
obscured of course (usually each character is represented as asterisks),
but the value will be passed to the form processing script paired with
the NAME attribute upon submittal.
This attribute populates the IE5 autocomplete box with the indicated
VCard_Name value. The standard VCard information fields are assembled
from a user's locally stored profile. This information is only used to
populate the autocomplete box in order for the user to easily select it,
and is not available to the author unless the form is submitted.
The AUTOCOMPLETE attribute only has an effect when this feature is
enabled in the browser. Otherwise, the attribute is ignored.
Netscape 4+ allows some Character-level formatting to be applied to the
contents of this form field. These physical formatting elements (along with
virtual formatting elements that are rendered identically, such as
EM and I) apply to this form field: I, U, S, STRIKE, SUB, SUP, BIG,
SMALL, FONT SIZE and FONT FACE.
The DIR="RTL" attribute right aligns the content of INPUT elements
WITHIN the form field, not the element itself relative to the
viewport as it does for other elements.
Opera 5/6: Using the DISABLED attribute still sends the name/value pair
for the element to the form processing script. It should not do this.