HTML <input> list Attribute

The list attribute on an <input> tag associates the input element with a datalist. A datalist provides a list of suggested values to the input control.

Example

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A list attribute on an <input> element.
A datalist with colors is associated with the textbox. Click the textbox to see the color options.

Color  
 <datalist id="colors">
   <option value="Red">
   <option value="Green">
   <option value="Yellow">
   <option value="Purple">
   <option value="Blue">
 </datalist>

<form action="/tutorial/action.html">
  Color &nbsp; <input list="colors" name="color"><br/>

  <input type="submit">
</form>


Using list

The list attribute specifies the id of a <datalist> with suggested values.

Suggested values are only suggestions. The user can still enter any other value.

On the other hand, a dropdown control (<select>), does not allow custom values being entered.


Syntax

<input list="datalist-id">

Values

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Value Description
datalist-id The id of the <datalist> element.

Browser support

Here is when list support started for each browser:

Chrome
20.0 Jun 2012
Firefox
4.0 Mar 2011
IE/Edge
10.0 Sep 2012
Opera
9.6 Oct 2008
Safari
Not Supported

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