<datalist>

  • Revision slug: Web/HTML/Element/datalist
  • Revision title: <datalist>
  • Revision id: 452791
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  • Creator: teoli
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Summary

The HTML <datalist> Element contains a set of {{HTMLElement("option")}} elements that represent the possible options for the value of other controls.

Attributes

This element has no other attributes than the global attributes, common to all elements.

Examples

<input list="browsers" />
<datalist id="browsers">
  <option value="Chrome">
  <option value="Firefox">
  <option value="Internet Explorer">
  <option value="Opera">
  <option value="Safari">
</datalist>

{{HTMLLiveSample("datalist.html")}}

This HTML renders thusly in Firefox 4:

datalist.png

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'the-button-element.html#the-datalist-element', '<datalist>')}} {{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}  
{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'the-datalist-element.html#the-datalist-element', '<datalist>')}} {{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}  

Browser compatibility

{{CompatibilityTable}}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 20 {{CompatGeckoDesktop("2.0")}} 10 9.5 {{CompatNo}}
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatNo}} {{CompatGeckoMobile("2.0")}} {{CompatNo}} 10 {{CompatNo}}

See also

  • The {{HTMLElement("input")}} element, and more specifically its {{htmlattrxref("list", "input")}} attribute;
  • The {{HTMLElement("option")}} element.

Revision Source

<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <strong>HTML <span style="font-family: Courier New;">&lt;datalist&gt;</span> Element</strong> contains a set of {{HTMLElement("option")}} elements that represent the possible options for the value of other controls.</p>
<ul class="htmlelt">
  <li><dfn><a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories" title="HTML/Content_categories">Content categories</a></dfn> <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Flow_content" title="HTML/Content categories#Flow content">Flow content</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content categories#Phrasing content">phrasing content</a>.</li>
  <li><dfn>Permitted content</dfn> Either <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content">phrasing content</a> or zero or more {{HTMLElement("option")}} elements.</li>
  <li><dfn>Tag omission</dfn> {{no_tag_omission}}</li>
  <li><dfn>Permitted parent elements</dfn> Any element that accepts <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content">phrasing content</a>.</li>
  <li><dfn>DOM interface</dfn> {{domxref("HTMLDataListElement")}}</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Attributes">Attributes</h2>
<p>This element has no other attributes than the <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Global_attributes" title="HTML/Global attributes">global attributes</a>, common to all elements.</p>
<h2 id="Examples">Examples</h2>
<pre class="brush: html">
&lt;input list="browsers" /&gt;
&lt;datalist id="browsers"&gt;
  &lt;option value="Chrome"&gt;
  &lt;option value="Firefox"&gt;
  &lt;option value="Internet Explorer"&gt;
  &lt;option value="Opera"&gt;
  &lt;option value="Safari"&gt;
&lt;/datalist&gt;
</pre>
<p>{{HTMLLiveSample("datalist.html")}}</p>
<p>This HTML&nbsp;renders thusly in Firefox 4:</p>
<p><img alt="datalist.png" class="internal default" src="/@api/deki/files/4982/=datalist.png" /></p>
<h2 id="Specifications" name="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th scope="col">Specification</th>
      <th scope="col">Status</th>
      <th scope="col">Comment</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'the-button-element.html#the-datalist-element', '&lt;datalist&gt;')}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}</td>
      <td>&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'the-datalist-element.html#the-datalist-element', '&lt;datalist&gt;')}}</td>
      <td>{{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}</td>
      <td>&nbsp;</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{CompatibilityTable}}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Chrome</th>
        <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
        <th>Internet Explorer</th>
        <th>Opera</th>
        <th>Safari</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>20</td>
        <td>{{CompatGeckoDesktop("2.0")}}</td>
        <td>10</td>
        <td>9.5</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
  <table class="compat-table">
    <tbody>
      <tr>
        <th>Feature</th>
        <th>Android</th>
        <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
        <th>IE Mobile</th>
        <th>Opera Mobile</th>
        <th>Safari Mobile</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>Basic support</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatGeckoMobile("2.0")}}</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
        <td>10</td>
        <td>{{CompatNo}}</td>
      </tr>
    </tbody>
  </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
  <li class="last">The {{HTMLElement("input")}} element, and more specifically its {{htmlattrxref("list", "input")}} attribute;</li>
  <li class="last">The {{HTMLElement("option")}} element.</li>
</ul>
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