HTML: Select Tag

By Xah Lee. Date: .

The select tag is used to generate menus.

Single Return Values Selection

Popup Menu

Single choice using Select tag.

HTML code:

<select name="pets3" size="1">
<option value="dog">dog</option>
<option value="cat" selected>cat</option>
<option value="bird">bird</option>
</select>

Size attribute must 1, otherwise it's a selection-list and returns a list.

Multiple Return Values Selection

Multi-Choice Menu

Multiple return value using Select tag. Hold down Ctrl to select more than one item. (on the Mac, hold down ⌘ command.)

<select name="animals" size="6" multiple>
 <option value="dog">dog
 <option value="cat">cat
 <option value="bird">bird
 <option value="pig">pig
 <option value="rabbit">rabbit
 <option value="snake">snake
</select>

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