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HTML <option> value Attribute

❮ HTML <option> tag


A drop-down list inside an HTML form:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <label for="cars">Choose a car:</label>
  <select id="cars" name="cars">
    <option value="volvo">Volvo XC90</option>
    <option value="saab">Saab 95</option>
    <option value="mercedes">Mercedes SLK</option>
    <option value="audi">Audi TT</option>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
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Definition and Usage

The value attribute specifies the value to be sent to a server when a form is submitted.

The content between the opening <option> and closing </option> tags is what the browsers will display in a drop-down list. However, the value of the value attribute is what will be sent to the server when a form is submitted.

Note: If the value attribute is not specified, the content will be passed as a value instead.

Browser Support

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<option value="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
value The value to be sent to the server

❮ HTML <option> tag