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HTML <select> autofocus Attribute

❮ HTML <select> tag

Example

A drop-down list with autofocus:

<label for="cars">Choose a car:</label>

<select id="cars" autofocus>
  <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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Definition and Usage

The autofocus attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that the drop-down list should automatically get focus when the page loads.


Browser Support

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

Attribute
autofocus Yes 10.0 Not supported Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The autofocus attribute is new for the <select> tag in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

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


Syntax

<select autofocus>

❮ HTML <select> tag