HTML label attribute


The purpose of the HTML label attribute is to specify a label for options or option groups within a pull-down menu.

Supported elements

HTML label attribute supports option and optgroup elements.


<ElementName label="value" >.....</ElementName>

Where ElementName is any supported elements.

Type of value




Default value

There is no default value of HTML label attribute.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

Example of HTML label attribute with option and optgroup

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Example of HTML label attribute with option and optgroup</title>
<form name="Fav_Sport" >
<label>Favorite Sports </label>
<select name="favoritesports" id="favoritesports">
<optgroup label="Sports">
<option label="Soccer">Soccer</option>
<option label="Hockey">Hockey</option>
<option label="Tennis">Tennis</option>
<option label="Golf">Golf</option>


html label attribute with option and optgroup

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Example of HTML label attribute with option and optgroup

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