HTML <datalist> Tag.


An <input> element with pre-defined values in a <datalist> :

 <input list="browsers">

<datalist id="browsers">
  <option value="Internet Explorer">
  <option value="Firefox">
  <option value="Chrome">
  <option value="Opera">
  <option value="Safari">
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Definition and Usage

The <datalist> tag specifies a list of pre-defined options for an <input> element.

The <datalist> tag is used to provide an "autocomplete" feature on <input> elements. Users will see a drop-down list of pre-defined options as they input data.

Use the <input> element's list attribute to bind it together with a <datalist> element.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<datalist> 20.0 10.0 4.0 Not supported 9.0

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <datalist> tag is new in HTML5.

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <datalist> element with the following default values :

    display: none;