HTML select Tag

The information on this page is based on HTML version 4.01 (which is the current version of HTML). The next version, HTML 5, is currently being written. Here's a list of HTML 5 tags.

The HTML select tag is used for defining a select list.

Also see HTML optgroup tag for grouping your option items.

Example
<select>
  <option value ="sydney">Sydney</option>
  <option value ="melbourne">Melbourne</option>
  <option value ="cromwell">Cromwell</option>
  <option value ="queenstown">Queenstown</option>
</select>
Attributes:
Attributes specific to this tag:
AttributeDescription
nameAssigns a name to the select list.
sizeSpecifies the number of rows to be visible at the same time.
multipleSpecifies that multiple selections can be made.
Other Attributes:
AttributeDescription
classDocument wide identifier.
idDocument wide identifier
dirSpecifies the direction of the text
langLanguage code
styleInline style (CSS).
titleSpecifies a title to associate with the element.
tabindexHelps determine the tabbing order (when the user 'tabs' through the elements on the page).
disabledDisables the input control. The button won't accept changes from the user. It also cannot receive focus and will be skipped when tabbing.
onclickIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
ondbclickIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmousedownIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseupIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseoverIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmousemoveIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onmouseoutIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeypressIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeydownIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
onkeyupIntrinsic event (see event handlers)
Try it yourself!


Also see the HTML 5 version of HTML tags

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