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In Live Mail, and I believe Google Mail too, you can specify multiple recipients within the same input box and separate them with either a tab, a space or a comma in some cases. This is also the same for the tags box on this website to allow you to specify multiple tags and you can remove them.

What I wondered was whether this type of input has a particular name or if it is just known as multiple input?

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I know it as TextExt, but that's probably only the name of the jQuery plugin for it. – Graham Herrli May 21 '13 at 20:16
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There's no particular name for it. Inputs in HTML5 can have a value of multiple email addresses separated by a comma:

<input type="email" value=",">

For what it's worth, the newer gmail compose UI uses a 1 row textarea inside a table instead of an actual "input"

gmail compose UI

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I guess that makes the textarea easier to expand – Serberuss May 22 '13 at 16:11

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