pattern and title Attribute of Form Field: HTML5

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Today lets see how we can make use of pattern attribute to validate the user input data and use title attribute to hint the user for right inputs.

pattern-title-attribute-html5-regular-expression

HTML file
index.html

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< !DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<title>pattern and title attribute: HTML5</title>
<link href="myStyle.css" rel="Stylesheet"/>
<meta charset="utf-8"/>
</head>
<body>
 
<form>
	<label for="name">Name: </label>
	 <input id="name" type="text" pattern="^[a-zA-Z]+$" title="Example: Satish"/><br />
 
	<label for="age">Age: </label>
	 <input id="age" type="text" pattern="^[0-9]{2}$" title="Example: 25" /><br />
 
	 <input type="submit" value="Done"/>
</form>
 
</body>
</html>

Here in the first input field, we’re restricting the input to only lower case and upper case alphabets. To the second input field, we’re restricting it to only 2 digits from 0 to 9.

CSS file
myStyle.css

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label{
	width: 50px;
    float:left;
}
 
input{
	width: 200px;
}
 
form {
	padding: 5px;
	background-color: ivory;
	width: 300px;
	height: auto;
	border: 2px dotted black;
}

CSS styling to align the input fields and the labels, with background color to the form, which has a 2px black dotted border.

pattern and title Attribute of Form Field: HTML5


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Note: ^ symbol specifies the beginning and the $ symbol specifies the end of the input value.

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