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HTML <input> checked Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag


An HTML form with a pre-selected checkbox:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <input type="checkbox" name="vehicle1" value="Bike">
  <label for="vehicle1"> I have a bike</label><br>
  <input type="checkbox" name="vehicle2" value="Car">
  <label for="vehicle2"> I have a car</label><br>
  <input type="checkbox" name="vehicle3" value="Boat" checked>
  <label for="vehicle3"> I have a boat</label><br><br>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
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Definition and Usage

The checked attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that an <input> element should be pre-selected (checked) when the page loads.

The checked attribute can be used with <input type="checkbox"> and <input type="radio">.

The checked attribute can also be set after the page load, with a JavaScript.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

checked Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


<input checked>

❮ HTML <input> tag