HTML <fieldset> Tag


Group related elements in a form:

    Name: <input type="text"><br>
    Email: <input type="text"><br>
    Date of birth: <input type="text">
Try it Yourself »

Definition and Usage

The <fieldset> tag is used to group related elements in a form.

The <fieldset> tag draws a box around the related elements.

Browser Support

<fieldset> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tips and Notes

Tip: The <legend> tag defines a caption for the <fieldset> element.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

HTML5 has added new attributes for <fieldset>.


= New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
disabled disabled Specifies that a group of related form elements should be disabled
form form_id Specifies one or more forms the fieldset belongs to
name text Specifies a name for the fieldset

Global Attributes

The <fieldset> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <fieldset> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Fieldset Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <fieldset> element with the following default values:

fieldset {
    display: block;
    margin-left: 2px;
    margin-right: 2px;
    padding-top: 0.35em;
    padding-bottom: 0.625em;
    padding-left: 0.75em;
    padding-right: 0.75em;
    border: 2px groove (internal value);