<progress>: The Progress Indicator element

The <progress> HTML element displays an indicator showing the completion progress of a task, typically displayed as a progress bar.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, labelable content, palpable content.
Permitted content Phrasing content, but there must be no <progress> element among its descendants.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts phrasing content.
Implicit ARIA role progressbar
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
DOM interface HTMLProgressElement


This element includes the global attributes.


This attribute describes how much work the task indicated by the progress element requires. The max attribute, if present, must have a value greater than 0 and be a valid floating point number. The default value is 1.


This attribute specifies how much of the task that has been completed. It must be a valid floating point number between 0 and max, or between 0 and 1 if max is omitted. If there is no value attribute, the progress bar is indeterminate; this indicates that an activity is ongoing with no indication of how long it is expected to take.

Note: Unlike the <meter> element, the minimum value is always 0, and the min attribute is not allowed for the <progress> element.

Note: The :indeterminate pseudo-class can be used to match against indeterminate progress bars. To change the progress bar to indeterminate after giving it a value you must remove the value attribute with element.removeAttribute('value').


<progress value="70" max="100">70 %</progress>


On Windows 7, the resulting progress looks like this:



HTML Standard (HTML)
# the-progress-element

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