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HTML: List

In many forms, the user often has to choose from a variety of options. This can be the categories we want to search by, or a choice of different search options. The most common solution is to use drop-down lists:

Choose a category to search

To create a drop-down list like this, use the tag <select> with <option> sub tags inside it. This is similar to creating normal lists, but<select> is used instead of ul/ol and <option> is used instead of <li>.

Often the first item in a list is used to head the entire drop-down list. In that case, the disabled attribute can be is used to block it from being selected.

<form>
  <select>
    <option disabled>What course do you want to take?</option>
    <option>JS</option>
    <option>PHP</option>
    <option>Java</option>
    <option>Racket</option>
    <option>HTML</option>
    <option>CSS</option>
  </select>
</form>

The list inside the form can also be represented as a list, in which you can select multiple items. This is done by holding down the Сtrl button and clicking on the fields we want to select.

Choose a category to search

In order to create a list with multiple choices, we add the attribute multiple to the <select> tag.

<form>
  <select multiple>
    <option>JS</option>
    <option>PHP</option>
    <option>Java</option>
    <option>Racket</option>
    <option>HTML</option>
    <option>CSS</option>
  </select>
</form>

Instructions

Create a form with a data handler file at /people. Inside the form, create a drop-down list of three items

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