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HTML <select> autofocus Attribute

HTML select Tag Reference HTML <select> tag

Example

A drop-down list with autofocus:

<select autofocus>
  <option value="volvo">Volvo</option>
  <option value="saab">Saab</option>
  <option value="opel">Opel</option>
  <option value="audi">Audi</option>
</select>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The autofocus attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 10, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: The autofocus attribute of the <select> tag is not supported in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions, or in Firefox.


Definition and Usage

The autofocus attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that the drop-down list should automatically get focus when the page loads.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The autofocus attribute is new for the <select> tag in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the autofocus attribute must be defined as <select autofocus="autofocus">.


Syntax

<select autofocus>


HTML select Tag Reference HTML <select> tag

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