Multiline Textboxes - The textarea tag
Sometimes you need to give the visitor the opportunity to enter more than just a few characters and this is what the <textarea> element is for.
Just as you can define the length of a text input field you have the option to change the size of you textarea using the attributes rows and cols (abbreviation of the word column).
For this example I've chosen a textarea which is 25 columns wide and 7 rows high.
<form method="post"> <textarea cols="25" rows="7"></textarea> <br /> <input type="submit" value="Submit now" /> </form>