<INPUT ...>

Usage Recommendation
thumbs up use it

<INPUT ...> creates the data entry fields on an HTML form. (Well, it creates most types of fields, <TEXTAREA ...> and <SELECT ...> also create some, as does the new <BUTTON ...> tag.) The TYPE attribute establishes what type of field the input is creating. The other <INPUT ...> attributes affect different types of inputs different ways (or not at all). So let's jump straight into the TYPE attribute and look at the different types of input fields.