HTML <optgroup> Tag


Group related options with <optgroup> tags:

  <optgroup label="Swedish Cars">
    <option value="volvo">Volvo</option>
    <option value="saab">Saab</option>
  <optgroup label="German Cars">
    <option value="mercedes">Mercedes</option>
    <option value="audi">Audi</option>

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Definition and Usage

The <optgroup> is used to group related options in a drop-down list.

If you have a long list of options, groups of related options are easier to handle for a user.

Browser Support

<optgroup> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



Attribute Value Description
disabled disabled Specifies that an option-group should be disabled
label text Specifies a label for an option-group

Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: OptionGroup Object

Default CSS Settings


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