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The value attribute for <option> tag in HTML is used to specify the value of the option element. 


<option value = "value">

Attribute Value: It contains single value which has to be sent to the server. 

Example: This example illustrates the value attribute in option tag. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML option value Attribute</title>
<body style="text-align:center">
    <h1 style="color: green;">
        HTML option value Attribute
    Sorting Algorithms:
    <select id="opt">
        <option value="quick">Quick sort</option>
        <option value="merge">Merge sort</option>
        <option value="insertion">Insertion sort</option>
    <button type="button" onclick="geek()">
        Click me!
    <p id="p"></p>
        function geek() {
            var x = document.getElementById("opt").selectedIndex;
            var y = document.getElementsByTagName("option")[x].value;
            document.getElementById("p").innerHTML = "The selected"
                + " option has value equals " + y + ".";

Output: Before clicking the button:


After clicking the button:


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by value attribute in option tag are listed below:

  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome 1
  • Edge 12
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer

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Last Updated : 26 Sep, 2022
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