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The select tag creates a drop-down list, most often used in a form.


The name attribute is required in order for the data from the <select> tag to be submitted with the form. The id attribute associates the <select> tag with a label. <option> tags within the <select> tag provide the available options for the drop-down list.

<label for="colors">Choose a color:</label>

<select name="colors" id="colors">
  <optgroup label="Blue Colors">
    <option value="blue">Blue</option>
    <option value="aqua">Aqua</option>
    <option value="sky">Sky</option>    
  <optgroup label="Red Colors">
    <option value="red">Red</option>
    <option value="red-orange">red Orange</option>
    <option value="fire">Fire</option>    


Designates whether the <select> should should automatically get focus or not.

Designates whether the <select> should be disabled.

Designates the form id that the <select> belongs to.

Designates that more than one value can be selected by the user.

Provides the name of the <select> element.

Designates that a value must be selected before the form will be submitted.

Provides the number of options that are visible in the <select> tag.

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