Step 33 Building a Registration Form

Tell us what’s happening:
I have managed to pass step 33 in Building a Registration form, but I don’t understand why this version of code has been accepted.

The task is:
The textarea element acts like an input element of type text , but comes with the added benefit of being able to receive multi-line text, and an initial number of text rows and columns.

To allow users to register with a bio, add a label with the text Provide a bio: followed by a textarea element, which requires a closing tag.

The code that has been accepted is:

<label>Provide a bio:

          <textarea> <type="text" required> </textarea>         

        </label>

What I don’t understand is why I have had to put type=“text” required as a separate tag and not included with the textarea tag like so

<textarea type="text" required>

Can anyone explain this?

Thanks,
Sophie

   **Your code so far**
\ file: <!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 <head>
   <title>Registration Form</title>
	  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" />
 </head>
 <body>
   <h1>Registration Form</h1>
   <p>Please fill out this form with the required information</p>
   <form action='https://register-demo.freecodecamp.org'>
     <fieldset>
       <label>Enter Your First Name: <input type="text" required /></label>
       <label>Enter Your Last Name: <input type="text" required /></label>
       <label>Enter Your Email: <input type="email" required /></label>
       <label>Create a New Password: <input type="password" pattern="[a-z0-5]{8,}" required /></label>
     </fieldset>
     <fieldset>
       <label><input type="radio" name="account-type" /> Personal Account</label>
       <label><input type="radio" name="account-type" /> Business Account</label>
       <label>
         <input type="checkbox" required /> I accept the <a href="https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/terms-of-service/">terms and conditions</a>
			  </label>
     </fieldset>
     <fieldset>
       <label>Upload a profile picture: <input type="file" /></label>
       <label>Input your age (years): <input type="number" min="13" max="120" />
			  </label>
       <label>How did you hear about us?
         <select>
           <option value="">(select one)</option>
           <option value="1">freeCodeCamp News</option>
           <option value="2">freeCodeCamp YouTube Channel</option>
           <option value="3">freeCodeCamp Forum</option>
           <option value="4">Other</option>
         </select>
       </label>
       <label>Provide a bio:
				  <textarea></textarea>
			  </label>
     </fieldset>
     <input type="submit" value="Submit" />
   </form>
 </body>
</html>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 <head>
   <title>Registration Form</title>
	  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" />
 </head>
 <body>
   <h1>Registration Form</h1>
   <p>Please fill out this form with the required information</p>
   <form action='https://register-demo.freecodecamp.org'>
     <fieldset>
       <label>Enter Your First Name: <input type="text" required /></label>
       <label>Enter Your Last Name: <input type="text" required /></label>
       <label>Enter Your Email: <input type="email" required /></label>
       <label>Create a New Password: <input type="password" pattern="[a-z0-5]{8,}" required /></label>
     </fieldset>
     <fieldset>
       <label><input type="radio" name="account-type" /> Personal Account</label>
       <label><input type="radio" name="account-type" /> Business Account</label>
       <label>
         <input type="checkbox" required /> I accept the <a href="https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/terms-of-service/">terms and conditions</a>
			  </label>
     </fieldset>
     <fieldset>
       <label>Upload a profile picture: <input type="file" /></label>
       <label>Input your age (years): <input type="number" min="13" max="120" />
			  </label>
       <label>How did you hear about us?
         <select>
           <option value="">(select one)</option>
           <option value="1">freeCodeCamp News</option>
           <option value="2">freeCodeCamp YouTube Channel</option>
           <option value="3">freeCodeCamp Forum</option>
           <option value="4">Other</option>
         </select>
       </label>
       <label>Provide a bio:
				  <textarea></textarea>
			  </label>
     </fieldset>
     <input type="submit" value="Submit" />
   </form>
 </body>
</html>
\ file: body {
 width: 100%;
 height: 100vh;
 margin: 0;
 background-color: #1b1b32;
	color: #f5f6f7;
}

label {
	display: block;
	margin: 0.5rem 0;
}

body {
 width: 100%;
 height: 100vh;
 margin: 0;
 background-color: #1b1b32;
	color: #f5f6f7;
}

label {
	display: block;
	margin: 0.5rem 0;
}

   **Your browser information:**

User Agent is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/101.0.4951.64 Safari/537.36 Edg/101.0.1210.47

Challenge: Step 34

Link to the challenge:

You didn’t need to add any type to the textarea, the step description is explaining what a textarea is - and it says it behaves like an input element of type text, it doesn’t say you need to give it a type

I’ve edited your post for readability. When you enter a code block into a forum post, please precede it with a separate line of three backticks and follow it with a separate line of three backticks to make it easier to read.

You can also use the “preformatted text” tool in the editor (</>) to add backticks around text.

See this post to find the backtick on your keyboard.
Note: Backticks (`) are not single quotes (’).

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Thank you for editing and giving readability advice, I am very new to this.

Thank you for explanation as well, it makes sense as I have just included required and taken out type and it has style accepted the code.

Thank you for your help
Sophie

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That’s weird. My accepted code was:

<label>Provide a bio:

          <textarea></textarea>

        </label>