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The HTMLSelectElement.labels read-only property returns a NodeList of the <label> elements associated with the <select> element.


var labelElements = select.labels;

Return value

A NodeList containing the <label> elements associated with the <select> element.



<label id="label1" for="test">Label 1</label>
<select id="test">
  <option value="1">Option 1</option>
  <option value="2">Option 2</option>
<label id="label2" for="test">Label 2</label>


window.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() {
  const select = document.getElementById("test");
  for(var i = 0; i < select.labels.length; i++) {
    console.log(select.labels[i].textContent); // "Label 1" and "Label 2"


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'labels' in that specification.
Living Standard No change
The definition of 'labels' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
labelsChrome Full support 14Edge Full support 18Firefox Full support 56IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 56Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?


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