HTML | <option> selected Attribute

The HTML <option> selected Attribute is used to specify which option should be by default selected when the page loads. This is a boolean attribute. The option that is having the selected attribute will be displayed by default.

Syntax:

<option selected> 

Example-1: This Example illustrates the use of selected attribute in option Element.

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<!-- HTML program to illustrate selected Attribute -->
  
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>HTML selected Attribute</title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align: center;">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML Option selected Attribute</h2>
  
    <!-- List of Options -->
    <select>
        <option value="merge">Merge Sort</option>
        <option value="bubble">Bubble Sort</option>
        <option value="insertion">Insertion Sort</option>
  
        <!-- Option element with seletcted attribute -->
        <option value="quick" selected>Quick Sort</option>
    </select>
</body>
  
</html>

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<!-- HTML program to illustrate selected Attribute -->
  
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>HTML selected Attribute</title>
</head>
  
<body style="text-align: center;">
    <h1 style="color: green;">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2>HTML Option selected Attribute</h2>
  
    <!-- List of Options -->
    <select>
        <option value="c">C</option>
        <option value="cpp">C++</option>
<!-- Option element with seletcted attribute -->
        <option value="python" selected>Python</option>
        <option value="java" >JAVA</option>
    </select>
</body>
  
</html>                    

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Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML Option Selected Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari


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