HTML <datalist> tag represents a pre-defined list of options for <input> tag such as auto-complete dropdown feature.
The list attribute of <input> tag is used to bind or attach pre-defined list of options of datalist.
Note: The <datalist> tag is newly introduced in HTML5. The <datalist> tag is supported by all major web browsers.
<option value="One" />
<option value="Two" />
<option value="Three" />
<option value="Four" />
<option value="Five" />
You can see the complete List of HTML Elements here.
Tag Specific Attributes Support
Following are few datalist tag attributes that are supported by <datalist> tag.
|id||id or name||Represents the id or name for the datalist that is used by “list” attribute of input element|
Standard Attributes Support
HTML <datalist> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <datalist> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.
|class||user_defined||Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet|
|id||user_defined||Represents unique id for an element|
|lang||lang_code||Represents the language of the element for it’s content|
|style||css_properties||Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”|
|title||user_defined||Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc|
Event Attributes Support
The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <datalist> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <datalist> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.
|onclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element|
|ondblclick||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element|
|onkeydown||script||Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard|
|onkeypress||script||Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard|
|onkeyup||script||Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard|
|onmousedown||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element|
|onmousemove||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseout||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element|
|onmouseover||script||Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element|
|onmouseup||script||Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element|