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HTML meter Tag with Example

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HTML <meter> tag represents a measurement value that we can see similar on computer’s disk usage, poll or vote ratings etc.

Note: The <meter> tag is newly introduced in HTML5. HTML <meter> tag mostly supported in all major web browsers.

Sample Code

C: 70% of disk usage <meter value="70" min="0" max="100"></meter><br>
100% people like webblogsforyou <meter value="100" min="0" max="100"></meter>

Sample Result

C: 70% of disk usage
100% people like webblogsforyou
Tip: You can see the complete List of HTML Elements here.

Note: The meter tag is not use like progress bars. Use HTML <progress> tag to display progress bars in your web page.

Tag Specific Attributes Support

Following are meter tag attributes that are supported by <meter> tag.

Attribute Value Description
high high_value Represents the high range value in number
low low_value Represents the low range value in number
max max_value Represents the maximum range value in number
min min_value Represents the minimum range value in number
optimum optimum_value Represents the optimum range value in number
value value Represents the measured value range in number

Standard Attributes Support

HTML <meter> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <meter> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
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
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 <meter> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <meter> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
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
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