hidden input field


<input type="hidden">

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The INPUT element defines an input field. When you specify "hidden" for the type attribute of this element, a hidden input field is created.


<input type="hidden" name="example" value="hidden value">


Attribute Value Explanation
type=" " hidden the type of input field
name=" " field name a unique name for the field
value=" " initial value this value is submitted

This field is not displayed in the browser. (However, it is possible to see in the source code.)

type="hidden"

Creates a hidden input field on the form.

name=""

The field name is used to identify the form field.

value=""

This value is submitted to the server.


Example

<form method="POST" action="example.cgi">

<p>Hidden field
<input type="hidden" name="subject" value="Contact Form"></p>

<p>Name<br>
<input type="text" name="Name" size="40"></p>

<p>Comments<br>
<textarea cols="50" rows="5" name="Comment"></textarea></p>

<p><input type="submit" value="Submit"></p>

</form>
Output

Hidden field

Name

Comments

This form cannot submit because of a sample.