HTML <option> disabled Attribute

❮ HTML <option> tag


<label for="lang">Choose a language:</label>

<select id="lang">
  <option value="HTML disabled">HTML</option>
  <option value="CSS">CSS</option>
  <option value="JavaScript">JavaScript</option>


The disabled attribute specidies that the particular item is not selectable.

Traditional HTML did not require a value for this attribute, but it should be set to disabled under XHTML (disabled="disabled").

This Boolean attribute is a Boolean attribute, it make option not checkable.

Often browsers grey out such control and it won't receive any browsing event, like mouse clicks or focus-related ones. If this attribute is not set, the element can still be disabled if one of its ancestors is a disabled <optgroup> element.

Standard Syntax

<option disabled>text</option>

Browser Support


Attribute Values

Value Description
disabled Value is optional but Mandatory in XHTML
❮ HTML <option> tag