HTML <select> disabled Attribute

HTML select Tag Reference HTML <select> tag

Example

A disabled drop-down list:

<select disabled>
  <option value="volvo">Volvo</option>
  <option value="saab">Saab</option>
  <option value="mercedes">Mercedes</option>
  <option value="audi">Audi</option>
</select>

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Definition and Usage

The disabled attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that the drop-down list should be disabled.

A disabled drop-down list is unusable and un-clickable.

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


Browser Support

Attribute
disabled Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

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


Syntax

<select disabled>

HTML select Tag Reference HTML <select> tag

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