option

In certain circumstances described in the definition of the select element, an option element can be a select element's placeholder label option. A placeholder label option does not represent an actual option, but instead represents a label for the select control.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 <head>
 <title>Example</title>
 </head>
 <body>
 <select id="car-list" size="1">
 <option value="1">BMW</option>
 <option value="2">PORSCHE</option>
 <option value="3" selected>MERCEDES</option>
 </select>
 <textarea id="text-area"></textarea>
 </body>
</html>
Example
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