The HTML hidden input is a relatively new and powerful tool that can be used to hide content on your website. This post will go in-depth into how to use this tool, the benefits of using it, and why you should consider implementing it on your site.
What is HTML hidden input?
The html input is a relatively new and powerful tool that can be used to hide content on your website. Here are the main ways you might want to use this:
• Hiding information from spammers and hackers
• Protecting form fields before submission, such as with credit card numbers or social security numbers.
First, we’ll look at how to implement hidden input on your website. The first step is to find a place in your code that has the input you want to hide. For example, if you want to remove a paragraph of text from the body copy on your website, find where that text lives in your code and add hidden input before it.
Next, we’ll look at what can be added to a hidden input. To create an invisible field for visitors or bots (that is hidden input), add the attribute type=”hidden” to your input tag. hidden input can be blocked from public viewing but still accessible via hyperlinks or search engines.
To create an invisible field with a value (that is hidden input), add the attribute type=”hidden”.
<form action="../abc.php" method="post" target="_blank"> <input type="text" name="sometext"> <input type="hidden" name="_charset_"> <input type="hidden" name="location" value="input-hidden-page"> <input type="submit" value="Send data"> </form>
The above example is for a form that submits data to the following page:
Input hidden Atributes :
– type=”hidden” – a unique string that identifies the tag as hidden input.
– name=”” (optional) – allows you to label your hidden input in the form of something other than _charset_ or location, for example, “some text”.
– value=”” (optional) – sets an initial value for your hidden input.
– disabled=”” (optional) – disables your hidden input so that users cannot edit it while they are filling out a form. Disabling the input doesn’t prevent it from being submitted to the server.
– name=” text” – allows you to label your html hidden input in the form of something that’s more suitable to your content.
These are the input hidden attributes that can be use on html in the code. Also you can use global attributes.
Input hidden events:
We can use global events on input hidden; Here is some of them:
– onblur – executes when any one of the html hidden inputs loses focus, it will return false if you want to disable this event.
onfocus – executed when html hidden textbox gains focus and returns true if you want to disable this event.
oninput – is triggered by each keystroke in the field and can be disabled by returning false.
– onchange – executed when the html input changes and returns true if you want to disable this event.
onkeydown – triggered when a key is pressed down in the field, can be disabled with the return of false.
onkeypress – triggered when a key is pressed and released in the html input, can be disabled with the return of false.
The hidden content is something you want to hide from your site visitors but still have it accessible for search engines and other bots. It’s also important not to forget that the hidden input can be manipulated by browsers, so make sure that any sensitive information used in this way cannot be read or altered without alerting users.
Your website should only contain what you’re comfortable with others seeing – whether they are customers, potential clients, employees, or just curious people looking around on Google. If there’s anything else you don’t want them to see in plain sight (whether it’s a password-protected section of your site or an email address), then consider hiding it via an HTML hidden input.
Also Read: The Nuts and Bolts of HTML Form Tag