HTML Option tag


A drop-down list with four options:

Definition and Usage

The <option> tag defines an option in a select list.
The option element goes inside the select element.

Browser Support

The <option> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML the <option> tag has no end tag.
In XHTML the <option> tag must be properly closed.

Tips and Notes

Tip: If you have a long list of options, you can group together related options with the <optgroup> tag.

Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
disabled disabled Specifies that an option should be disabled STF
label text Specifies a shorter label for an option STF
selected selected Specifies that an option should be selected by default STF
value text Specifies the value to be sent to a server when a form is submitted STF

Standard Attributes

id, class, title, style, dir, lang, xml:lang, tabindex

Event Attributes

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup
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