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HTML | option Tag
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 08 Dec, 2018

The <option> tag in HTML is used to choose an option from a Drop-Down menu. This tag can be used with or without any attributes and needed value can be sent to the server.
The group of options can be created using <optgroup> Tag. It creates the group of related menu items.

Syntax:

<option> Contents... </option>

Attributes: The <option> tag contains four attributes which are listed below:

  • disabled: This attribute contains the value disabled which represents option is disabled.
  • label: This attribute contains the text value which represents the shorted label for option.
  • selected: This attribute contains the value selected which represents the item is per-selected when browser loaded.
  • value: This attribute contains the value text which sent to the server.

Example 1:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>option tag</title>
        <style>
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2><option> Tag</h2>
        <select>
            <option>Choose an option</option>
            <option value="html">HTML</option>
            <option value="java">JAVA</option>
            <option value="C++">C++</option>
            <option value="php">PHP</option>
            <option value="perl">PERL</option>
        </select>
    </body>
</html>                    

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>option tag</title>
        <style>
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2><option> Tag</h2>
        <strong>Select City<br></strong>
        <select>
            <option>Allahabad</option>
            <option>Pryagraj</option>
            <option>Jaipur</option>
            <option>Noida</option>
        </select>
    </body>
</html>                    

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Supported Browsers: The browser supported by <option> tag are listed below:

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

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