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HTML <option> value Attribute

HTML option Tag Reference HTML <option> tag

Example

A drop-down list inside an HTML form:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
<select name="cars">
  <option value="volvo">Volvo XC90</option>
  <option value="saab">Saab 95</option>
  <option value="mercedes">Mercedes SLK</option>
  <option value="audi">Audi TT</option>
</select>
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The value attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The value attribute specifies the value to be sent to a server when a form is submitted.

The content between the opening <option> and closing </option> tags is what the browsers will display in a drop-down list. However, the value of the value attribute is what will be sent to the server when a form is submitted.

Note: If the value attribute is not specified, the content will be passed as a value instead.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<option value="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
value The value to be sent to the server


HTML option Tag Reference HTML <option> tag

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