<option> tag in HTML

The <option> tag is used to defines an options in a select list. The <option> element use inside a <select> OR <datalist> element in HTML documents.

Important Description

  • Open and close tag required of <option>.
  • Basically, the 'value' attribute need in <option> element, but you can use <option> element without any attribute.
  • The 'value' attribute indicates what is sent to the server.

Example of <option> tag

Result Look Like

<option> Tag Browser Support

Element Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera
<option> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Global Attributes

Event Attributes


Attribute Value Description
disabled disabled Defines that an option should be disabled
label text Defines a label for the option
selected selected Defines that an option should be pre-selected when the page loads
value text Defines the value to be sent to a server

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