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The <select> Element


The <select> element creates a user-interactive control for web-based forms. Form controls can accept data from the user, which can then be submitted to a web server.

Attributes for <select>
TypeAttribute List
'Standard' Attributes"disabled", "multiple", "name", and "size"
New HTML5 Attributes"autocomplete", "form", "popover", and "required"

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Accessibility Information & Tips

  • In <select> elements, use <optgroup> to group related <option> elements. Label the option groups with the "label" attribute. Avoid using dummy list entries to delimit groups. Visit https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H85 for more information.

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