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HTML Forms – Part 9 – Input type url and input type search control

This is part 9 of HTML Form series. You can read previous parts here. In this part you will learn about input type url and input type search control.

input type=”url”

The <input> element of type “url” creates an input filed which enables user to enter the URL.

The <input type="url"> defines a field for entering a URL.

The input value is automatically validated to ensure that it’s either empty or a properly-formatted URL before the form can be submitted.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>input type="url"</title>
</head>

<body>
    <form>
        <label>Enter your website URL: </label>
        <input type="url" name="website" placeholder="http://example.com"><br>
        <input type="submit" value="send data">
    </form>
</body>

</html>
input type=”url” example

input type=”search”

The <input> type “search” creates an input filed which allows a user to enter a search string like a site search, or Google search. It is functionally symmetrical to the text input type, but may be styled differently.

It is required to set a name for the search field, otherwise nothing will be submitted. The most common name for search inputs is q.

The <input type="search"> defines a text field for entering a search string.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>input type="search"</title>
</head>

<body>
    <form>
        <label>Search here:</label>
        <input type="search" name="q">
        <input type="submit" value="search">
    </form>
</body>

</html>
input type=”search” example