HTML | selected Attribute

The selected attribute in HTML 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>value</option>

Note: This attribute can be used only on <option> element.

Example:

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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 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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Output:
selected

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by selected attribute are listed below:

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


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