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HTML <fieldset> disabled Attribute

HTML fieldset Tag Reference HTML <fieldset> tag

Example

Disable a group of related form elements:

<fieldset disabled>
  <legend>Personalia:</legend>
  Name: <input type="text"><br>
  Email: <input type="text"><br>
  Date of birth: <input type="text">
</fieldset>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The disabled attribute is supported in all major browsers, except Internet Explorer and Safari.


Definition and Usage

The disabled attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that a group of related form elements (a fieldset) should be disabled.

A disabled fieldset is unusable and un-clickable.

The disabled attribute can be set to keep a user from using the fields until some other condition has been met (like selecting a checkbox, etc.). Then, a JavaScript could remove the disabled value, and make the fieldset usable.

Note: In Internet Explorer, this attribute will change the color of the form elements to gray, but they will still be usable (not disabled).


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The disabled attribute is new for the <fieldset> tag in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

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


Syntax

<fieldset disabled>


HTML fieldset Tag Reference HTML <fieldset> tag

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