FAQ: Learn HTML: Forms - Password Input


This community-built FAQ covers the “Password Input” exercise from the lesson “Learn HTML: Forms”.

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Introduction to HTML

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Is there a way to chose between * or • displayed on the input box when writing?


In this exercise we have seen how to hide on our screen the input password. By the way after the commit of the form password will be sended as plain text. If I want to encrypt it , how can I do ?


Why must there be a “name” and “for” attribute? Can’t the code work without them?


use https (s is for secure, it uses ssl encryption with certificates)

for associates a label with an input element. This is needed for people who use disability tools.

name is used to associate the input field with the data send to the server.


What difference are there between name and id attribute?


the for attribute uses the id to associate input field and label, the id also can be used for styling