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HTML <optgroup> tag

The HTML <optgroup> tag is used for grouping related options within your select list.

This makes it easier for users to comprehend their choices when looking at a large list.

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Browser compatibility

The <optgroup> element is fully supported by all browsers:

<optgroup> yes yes yes yes yes


The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <optgroup> tag:

Attribute Value Description
disabled - Disables the input control. The button won't accept changes from the user. It also cannot receive focus and will be skipped when tabbing
label text The name of the group of options, which the browser can use when labeling the options in the user interface

Global Attributes

The <optgroup> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <optgroup> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

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Last updated: Wednesday 26 Sep, 2018