label (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 4
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

label="string"

Description

The label attribute is used to identify the contents—the option elements—of the optgroup. The rendering of the optgroup’s label differs between browsers, as Figure 1 shows.

Figure 1. Example browser output of the optgroup label An example of various browser renderings of the element
          optgroup’s label attribute

Example

This required label attribute identifies a group of options as "Dairy products":
<form>
  <select name="favoritefood">
    <optgroup label="Dairy products">
      <option>Cheese</option>
      <option>Egg</option>
    </optgroup>
  </select>
</form>

Value

This attribute takes a (preferably short) description or classification of the contained option elements.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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Every browser listed supports this attribute.

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