# The placeholder Attribute

## The placeholder Attribute

//an input field with a placeholder text

<input type="text" name="fname" placeholder="First name">
• Specifies a hint that describes the expected value of an input field (a sample value or a short description of the format).
• The hint is displayed in the input field before the user enters a value.
• Works with the following input types: text, search, url, tel, email, and password.

## Related concepts

The placeholder Attribute

## The placeholder Attribute — Structure map

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