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Text Summary of Form Field Tags

The following is a listing of the different tags used to create form fields, what attributes are required by each tag, and which attributes are optional. This list is a text-only version of the summary table.

input type="text"
required: name
optional: value, size, maxlength, id
input type="password"
required: name
optional: value, size, id
input type="hidden"
required: name, value
optional: id
input type="checkbox"
required: name, value
optional: checked, id
input type="radio"
required: name, value
optional: checked, id
<textarea>
required: name
optional: value, size, rows, columns, id
<select>
required: name
optional: size, multipl, id
<option>
optional: value, selected, id
input type="submit"
optional: name, value
input type="reset"
optional: value
input type="image"
required: src
optional: name, border, align
<fieldset>
<legend>

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