HTML <option> Tag with the 'disabled' Attribute

<select name="Food">
<option value ="apples">Apples</option>
<option value ="bananas">Bananas</option>
<option value ="oranges" disabled>Oranges</option>

The above example demonstrates usage of the disabled attribute when using the <option> element. In this example, the Oranges option has been disabled.

The disabled attribute is used to disable a given <option> element. This particular element won't accept changes from the user. It also cannot receive focus and will be skipped when tabbing.

Boolean Attribute

The disabled attribute is a boolean attribute. If the attribute is present, its value must either be the empty string or a value that is an ASCII case-insensitive match for the attribute's canonical name, with no leading or trailing whitespace (i.e. either disabled or disabled="disabled").

Possible values:

  • [Empty string]
  • disabled

You can also disable a group of <option> elements by disabling the <optgroup> element.