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Definition

The <option> tag is used to define a selectable option in a drop-down list.

Example


<select>
  <optgroup label="labelName">
    <option value="round">round</option>
    <option value="square">square</option>
  </optgroup>
</select>

Required Attributes

NONE

Optional Attributes

label - limited browser support - avoid this tag.

disabled - specifies the option will be disabled until a certain condition occurs.


<option disabled="disabled">Some text here</option>

selected - specifies the option will be selected and viewable by default.


<option selected="selected">Some text here</option>

value - specifies a value to send to the server instead of the element content.


<option value="someValue">Some text here</option>

Common Attributes

class - specifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.


<option class="classname">Some text here</option>

id - specifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.


<option id="idname">Some text here</option>

style - specifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.


<option style="color:red;text-align:left">Some text here</option>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<option title="information about the content">Some text here</option>

Language Attributes

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<option dir="ltr">Some text here</option>

<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<option dir="rtl">Some text here</option>

lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element.


<option lang="en">Some text here</option>

xml:lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element in XHTML documents.


<option xml:lang="fr">Some text here</option>

Document Event Attributes

NONE

Form Event Attributes

NONE

Image Event Attributes

NONE

Keyboard Event Attributes

onkeydown - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onkeydown="go()">Some text here</option>

onkeypress - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onkeypress="go()">Some text here</option>

onkeyup - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onkeyup="go()">Some text here</option>

Mouse Event Attributes

onclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onclick="go()">Some text here</option>

ondblclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is double clicked on the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option ondblclick="go()">Some text here</option>

onmousedown - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onmousedown="go()">Some text here</option>

onmousemove - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is moved.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onmousemove="go()">Some text heren</option>

onmouseout - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onmouseout="go()">Some text here</option>

onmouseover - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onmouseover="go()">Some text here</option>

onmouseup - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.


<!-- Executes the go() function -->
<option onmouseup="go()">Some text here</option>

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