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HTML <datalist> Tag


Example

An <input> element with pre-defined values in a <datalist>:

<input list="browsers">

<datalist id="browsers">
  <option value="Internet Explorer">
  <option value="Firefox">
  <option value="Chrome">
  <option value="Opera">
  <option value="Safari">
</datalist>

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Definition and Usage

The <datalist> tag specifies a list of pre-defined options for an <input> element.

The <datalist> tag is used to provide an "autocomplete" feature on <input> elements. Users will see a drop-down list of pre-defined options as they input data.

Use the <input> element's list attribute to bind it together with a <datalist> element.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

Element
<datalist> 20.0 10.0 4.0 Not supported 9.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <datalist> tag is new in HTML5.


Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Datalist Object


Default CSS Settings

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

datalist {
    display: none;
}



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