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The disabled attribute prevents users from changing, clicking on, or submitting an element.

Applies to html/elements/input

When an element has the disabled attribute set, it appears dimmed and does not respond to user input. Disabled elements do not respond to mouse events or the contentEditable property.

If an element is contained within a disabled (fieldset, the fieldset will override its disabled attribute.

The disabled attribute will prevent javascript click events on the element.

If the disabled element is present without a value (<input disabled>) it will default to true. Other valid values are true and false.


View live exampleThis shows a basic form, with an email input and a submit button disabled.


<form role="form">
	<label for="name">Name</label>
	<input type="text" name="name">
<label for="email">Email</label> <input type="email" name="email" disabled>
<input type="submit" disabled> <input type="button" value="cancel"> </form>



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