Syntax Diagram for <select>
The <select> input element of a <form> is a
one-of-many (if multiple was not specified) or n-of-many (if
multiple was specified) selection mechanism.
See also the <form> tag, as well as <input> and <textarea>.
- Specifies the name of the field, so the handling script can associate the
field name and its value.
- Specifies the height, expressed in lines of text, of the selection list.
This is not a logical size, but just an apparent
size--entries will automatically scroll on and off the top and bottom of
the list as the scroll bar is moved. Default is 1. If size=1,
the list is presented as a pop-up menu; if size>1, the list is
presented as a vertical list with a scroll bar.
- Specifies whether or not the scrolling list allows multiple items to be
- Allows an alternate value to be passed to the processing script (see the
"President" example below). If a value is not specified, the value
passed to the processing script is option.
- Specifies that the given option is to be preselected, to give the
user a default value for the selection.
. . .causes these results: