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Html option tag

The HTML <option> tag is used within a form for defining options in the drop-down list.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>HTML option Tag</title>
<form action="/cgi-bin/dropdown.cgi" method="post">
<select name="dropdown">
<option value="Java" selected>Maths</option>
<option value="Ruby">Physics</option>
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />

Specific Attributes

The HTML <option> tag also supports following additional attributes:

Attribute Value Description
disabled disabled Disables the input control. The button won't accept changes from the user. It also cannot receive focus and will be skipped when tabbing.
label text Defines a label to use when using <optgroup>.
selected selected Defines the default option to be selected when page loads.
value text Specifies the value of the option to be sent to the server.

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