The Current State of HTML5 Forms

The hidden Type

<input type=hidden name=foo value=bar>

Live Demo

Firefox
Safari
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Chrome
Opera
IE
Android
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Supported Browser Screenshots

All browsers (you see nothing, 'cause it's hidden).

The Low Down

The hidden input type is used to maintain hidden values that are not intended to be manipulated by your users.

  • One of the original input types, hidden has been supported by all browsers since forever.
  • While hidden from the user, the name and value get sent with form submission.
  • The hidden input does not go thru constraint validation.