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HTML <meter> Tag


Example

Use the meter element to measure data within a given range (a gauge):

<meter value="2" min="0" max="10">2 out of 10</meter><br>
<meter value="0.6">60%</meter>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <meter> tag is supported in Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari 6.


Definition and Usage

The <meter> tag defines a scalar measurement within a known range, or a fractional value. This is also known as a gauge.

Examples: Disk usage, the relevance of a query result, etc.

Note: The <meter> tag should not be used to indicate progress (as in a progress bar). For progress bars, use the <progress> tag.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <meter> tag is new in HTML5.


Attributes

New : New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
formNew form_id Specifies one or more forms the <meter> element belongs to
highNew number Specifies the range that is considered to be a high value
lowNew number Specifies the range that is considered to be a low value
maxNew number Specifies the maximum value of the range
minNew number Specifies the minimum value of the range
optimumNew number Specifies what value is the optimal value for the gauge
valueNew number Required. Specifies the current value of the gauge

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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


Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Meter object



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