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HTML <select> form Attribute

HTML select Tag Reference HTML5 <select> tag

Example

A drop-down list located outside a form (but still a part of the form):

<form action="demo_form.asp" id="carform">
  Firstname:<input type="text" name="fname">
  <input type="submit">
</form>

<select name="carlist" form="carform">
  <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 form attribute is supported in Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: The form attribute of the <select> tag is not supported in Internet Explorer.


Definition and Usage

The form attribute specifies one or more forms the drop-down list belongs to.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The form attribute is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<select form="form_id">

Attribute Values

Value Description
form_id Specifies the form element the <select> element belongs to. The value of this attribute must be the id attribute of a <form> element in the same document.


HTML select Tag Reference HTML <select> tag

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