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HTML <fieldset> Tag


Example

Group related elements in a form:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <fieldset>
    <legend>Personalia:</legend>
    <label for="fname">First name:</label>
    <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
    <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
    <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
    <label for="email">Email:</label>
    <input type="email" id="email" name="email"><br><br>
    <label for="birthday">Birthday:</label>
    <input type="date" id="birthday" name="birthday"><br><br>
    <input type="submit" value="Submit">
  </fieldset>
</form>
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Definition and Usage

The <fieldset> tag is used to group related elements in a form.

The <fieldset> tag draws a box around the related elements.


Tips and Notes

Tip: The <legend> tag is used to define a caption for the <fieldset> element.


Browser Support

Element
<fieldset> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
disabled disabled Specifies that a group of related form elements should be disabled
form form_id Specifies which form the fieldset belongs to
name text Specifies a name for the fieldset

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



More Examples

Example

Use CSS to style <fieldset> and <legend>:

<html>
<head>
<style>
fieldset {
  background-color: #eeeeee;
}

legend {
  background-color: gray;
  color: white;
  padding: 5px 10px;
}

input {
  margin: 5px;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <fieldset>
    <legend>Personalia:</legend>
    <label for="fname">First name:</label>
    <input type="text" id="fname" name="fname"><br><br>
    <label for="lname">Last name:</label>
    <input type="text" id="lname" name="lname"><br><br>
    <label for="email">Email:</label>
    <input type="email" id="email" name="email"><br><br>
    <label for="birthday">Birthday:</label>
    <input type="date" id="birthday" name="birthday"><br><br>
    <input type="submit" value="Submit">
  </fieldset>
</form>

</body>
</html>
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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Fieldset Object


Default CSS Settings

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

fieldset {
  display: block;
  margin-left: 2px;
  margin-right: 2px;
  padding-top: 0.35em;
  padding-bottom: 0.625em;
  padding-left: 0.75em;
  padding-right: 0.75em;
  border: 2px groove (internal value);
}