<textarea> ... </textarea>
Defines a multiline text entry control. The content of the
element is displayed in the text entry field when the form initially
formelement that applies to it.
hard, hard returns (carriage return + line feed characters) are inserted at the end of lines as they appear in text entry field. When set to
hard, there must also be a
colsattribute specifying the length of the line. When set to
soft(the default), line breaks in the text entry field are not preserved in the returned data.
<p>What did you dream last night?</p>
<textarea name="dream" rows="4" cols="45">Tell us your dream in 100 words or fewer.</textarea>
What did you dream last night?