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HTML <datalist> Tag


A datalist with pre-defined options (connected to an <input> element):

<label for="browser">Choose your browser from the list:</label>
<input list="browsers" name="browser" id="browser">

<datalist id="browsers">
  <option value="Edge">
  <option value="Firefox">
  <option value="Chrome">
  <option value="Opera">
  <option value="Safari">
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Definition and Usage

The <datalist> tag specifies a list of pre-defined options for an <input> element.

The <datalist> tag is used to provide an "autocomplete" feature for <input> elements. Users will see a drop-down list of pre-defined options as they input data.

The <datalist> element's id attribute must be equal to the <input> element's list attribute (this binds them together).

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

<datalist> 20.0 10.0 4.0 12.1 9.5

Global Attributes

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

Event Attributes

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

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Datalist Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <datalist> element with the following default values:

datalist {
  display: none;