Attribute of
<option>
What does <option selected> do?
Defines the default selection in a drop-down list.

Code Example

<p><strong>Select your favorite species of flamingo.</strong></p>

<select name="favorites">
          <option value="American">American flamingo</option>
          <option value="Greater">Greater flamingo</option>
          <option value="Lesser">Lesser flamingo</option>
          <option selected value="Andean">Andean flamingo</option>
          <option value="Chilean">Chilean flamingo</option>
          <option value="James's">James's flamingo</option>
</select>

Select your favorite species of flamingo.

Convenient Form Entry

The selected attribute allows you to set one of your <option> lines as the default. This is a good technique to speed up data entry if the majority of visitors are likely to select the same option.

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