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Definition

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

Example


<select>
  <optgroup label="Standard Pie Shapes">
    <option value="round">round</option>
    <option value="square">square</option>
  </optgroup>
  <optgroup label="Custom Pie Shapes">
    <option value="heart">heart</option>
    <option value="star">star</option>
    <option value="triangle">triangle</option>
  </optgroup>
</select>

Required Attributes

NONE

Optional Attributes

label - specifies an alternative (more concise) description of the <option> items contents.


<option label="conciselabel">Option name here</option>

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


<!-- Valid values are an empty string or disabled -->
<option disabled>Ordered list name here</option>
<option disabled="disabled">Option name here</option>

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


<!-- Valid values are an empty string or selected -->
<option selected>Option name here</option>
<option selected="selected">Option name here</option>

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


<option value="someValue">Option name here</option>

Global Attributes

Common

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


<option class="classname">Option name 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">Option name 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">Option name here</option>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<option title="information about the content">Option name here</option>

Keyboard

accesskey - specifies a keyboard shortcut to associate with the element.


<option accesskey="aKeyValue">Option name here</var>

tabindex - specifies a tab order for the element.


<option tabindex="someNumber">Option name here</var>

Language

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


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

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


<option lang="en">Option name here</option>

spellcheck - specifies whether the element is to have its spelling checked.


<!-- Valid values are true and  false - default is inherited / browser specific. -->
<option spellcheck="true">Option name here</option>

translate - specifies whether the content of the element can be translated.


<!-- Valid values are yes and  no - default is yes. -->
<option translate="no">Option name here</option> 

Miscellaneous

contenteditable - specifies whether the content of the element is editable.


<!-- Valid values are true and  false - default is inherited. -->
<option contenteditable="false">Option name here</option> 

draggable - specifies whether the the element is draggable.

Only text selections, images, and links can be dragged.


<!-- Valid values are true and  false - default is browser specific. -->
<option draggable="true">Option name here</option>

hidden - specifies whether the element is not yet, or no longer, relevant.


<!-- Valid values are an empty string or hidden -->
<option hidden>Option name here</option> 
<option hidden="hidden">Option name here</option> 

Event Attributes

Document

onabort - The JavaScript code to be run on abort.


<option onabort="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onerror - The JavaScript code to be run when an error occurs when the file is being loaded.


<option onerror="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onload - The JavaScript code to be run when the document is loaded.


<option onload="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onresize - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser window is resized.


<option onresize="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onscroll - The JavaScript code to be run when the scrollbar of an element is being scrolled.


<option onscroll="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onunload - The JavaScript code to be run once a page has unloaded or the browser window has been closed.


<option onunload="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Document Element

oncopy - The JavaScript code to be run when the user copies the content of an element.


<option oncopy="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncut - The JavaScript code to be run when the user cuts the content of an element.


<option oncut="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onpaste - The JavaScript code to be run when the user pastes some content into an element.


<option onpaste="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Drag and Drop

ondrag - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is dragged.


<option ondrag="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragend - The JavaScript code to be run when an element has stopped being dragged.


<option ondragend="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragenter - The JavaScript code to be run when an element has been dragged to a valid drop target.


<option ondragenter="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragleave - The JavaScript code to be run when an element leaves a valid drop target.


<option ondragleave="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragover - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is being dragged over a valid drop target.


<option ondragover="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragstart - The JavaScript code to be run at the start of a drag operation.


<option ondragstart="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondrop - The JavaScript code to be run when dragged element is being dropped.


<option ondrop="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Form

onblur - The JavaScript code to be run on abort.


<option onblur="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onchange - The JavaScript code to be run when object changed and attempt to leave field.


<option onchange="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncontextmenu - The JavaScript code to be run when a context menu is triggered.


<option oncontextmenu="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onfocus - The JavaScript code to be run when the element gets focus.


<option onfocus="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oninput - The JavaScript code to be run when an element gets user input.


<option oninput="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oninvalid - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is invalid.


<option oninvalid="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onreset - The JavaScript code to be run when the reset button of a form is clicked.


<option onreset="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onselect - The JavaScript code to be run when some or all of the contents of an object are selected.


<option onselect="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onsubmit - The JavaScript code to be run when a form is submitted.


<option onsubmit="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Keyboard

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


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

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


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

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


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

Media

oncanplay - The JavaScript code to be run when a file has buffered enough so it is ready to start playing.


<option oncanplay="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncanplaythrough - The JavaScript code to be run when a file can be played all the way to the end without further need of buffering.


<option oncanplaythrough="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncuechange - The JavaScript code to be run when the cue changes when using the track element.


<option oncuechange="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondurationchange - The JavaScript code to be run when the length of the media is changed.


<option ondurationchange="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onemptied - The JavaScript code to be run when a media resource element suddenly becomes empty, usually due to an error.


<option onemptied="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onended - The JavaScript code to be run when the media has reach the end.


<option onended="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onloadeddata - The JavaScript code to be run when media data is loaded and playback can start.


<option onloadeddata="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onloadedmetadata - The JavaScript code to be run when metadata has been loaded.


<option onloadedmetadata="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onloadstart - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource has started loading.


<option onloadstart="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onpause - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource has been paused.


<option onpause="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onplay - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource starts playback.


<option onplay="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onplaying - The JavaScript code to be run when playback has already begun.


<option onplaying="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onprogress - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser is fetching the media data.


<option onprogress="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onratechange - The JavaScript code to be run when the playback rate changes.


<option onratechange="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onseeked - The JavaScript code to be run when the seeking attribute is set to false indicating that seeking has finished.


<option onseeked="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onseeking - The JavaScript code to be run hen the seeking attribute is set to true indicating that seeking is currently active.


<option onseeking="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onstalled - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser is unable to continue fetching media data.


<option onstalled="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onsuspend - The JavaScript code to be run when media data has stopped before being completely loaded.


<option onsuspend="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ontimeupdate - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resources current playback position has changed.


<option ontimeupdate="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onvolumechange - The JavaScript code to be run when the volume has changed or been muted.


<option onvolumechange="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onwaiting - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource has paused but is expected to resume.


<option onwaiting="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Mouse

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


<option onmousemove="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

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


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

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


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

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


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

onwheel - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse wheel rolls up or down over an element.


<option onwheel="go()">Option name here</option>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Window

NONE

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