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HTML <select> tag

HTML <select> tag is used to create a drop down list with multiple options. The <option> element is nested within <select> tag for defining options in a list.

The <optgroup> element can be used for grouping related options in a list.

If you want to send data to server then use <select> tag within <form> element.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <select> tag

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HTML select tag


Tag-specific attributes:

Attribute Value Description
autofocus autofocus This attribute let automatically focused the drop-down list on page load.
disabled disabled It is used to disable the control and user cannot interact with the drop-down list.
form form-id It specifies one or more forms, to which select belong to.
multiple multiple If it sets then a user can select multiple options from the list.
name name It determines the name for the drop-down list.
required required If it specified, user must select that field before submitting the form.
size number It specifies the visible number of options in the list.

Global attribute:

The <select> tag supports the global attributes in HTML.

Event attribute:

The <select> tag supports the event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
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