HTML <input> type="date"

The <input> tag with a type="date" attribute creates an input field that accepts a date value. Inside this field is a calendar icon. Clicking this icon opens a date picker.

Example

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An <input> element of type date.
Clicking the calendar icon opens a date picker. Alternatively, enter a date directly into the field.

Date of Birth

<form action="/tutorial/action.html">
  <fieldset>
    <legend>Date of Birth</legend>

    <input type="date" name="dateofbirth"><br /><br />

    <input type="submit" value="Submit">
  </fieldset>
</form>

Using input type="date"

The <input type="date"> tag creates an input field for a date (month, day, year).

Clicking the calendar icon inside the field will open a date picker.

The control's UI varies from browser to browser. Not all browsers support date.

The date field also accepts manual entry which follows a date format.


Syntax

<input type="date">

Browser support

Here is when type="date" support started for each browser:

Chrome
20.0 Jun 2012
Firefox
57.0 Nov 2017
IE/Edge
12.0 Jul 2015
Opera
10.1 Jun 2009
Safari
Not Supported

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