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Datalist element

Method of setting a list of options for a user to select in a text field, while leaving the ability to enter a custom value.

Spec https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#the-datalist-element
Status WHATWG Living Standard
IE Edge Firefox Chrome Safari Opera
    57 (3) 62 (1)    
    56 (3) 61 (1) TP 48 (1)
  16 (2) 55 (3) 60 (1) 11 47 (1)
11 (2) 15 (2) 54 (3) 59 (1) 10.1 46 (1)
10 (2) 14 (2) 53 (3) 58 (1) 10 45 (1)
9 13 (2) 52 (3) 57 (1) 9.1 44 (1)
8 12 (2) 51 (3) 56 (1) 9 43 (1)
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7   50 (3) 55 (1) 8 42 (1)
6   49 (3) 54 (1) 7.1 41 (1)
5.5   48 (3) 53 (1) 7 40 (1)
    47 (3) 52 (1) 6.1 39 (1)
    46 (3) 51 (1) 6 38 (1)
    45 (3) 50 (1) 5.1 37 (1)
    44 (3) 49 (1) 5 36 (1)
    43 (3) 48 (1) 4 35 (1)
    42 (3) 47 (1) 3.2 34 (1)
    41 (3) 46 (1) 3.1 33 (1)
    40 (3) 45 (1)   32 (1)
    39 (3) 44 (1)   31 (1)
    38 (3) 43 (1)   30 (1)
    37 (3) 42 (1)   29 (1)
    36 (3) 41 (1)   28 (1)
    35 (3) 40 (1)   27 (1)
    34 (3) 39 (1)   26 (1)
    33 (3) 38 (1)   25 (1)
    32 (3) 37 (1)   24 (1)
    31 (3) 36 (1)   23 (1)
    30 (3) 35 (1)   22 (1)
    29 (3) 34 (1)   21 (1)
    28 (3) 33 (1)   20 (1)
    27 (3) 32 (1)   19 (1)
    26 (3) 31 (1)   18 (1)
    25 (3) 30 (1)   17 (1)
    24 (3) 29 (1)   16 (1)
    23 (3) 28 (1)   15 (1)
    22 (3) 27 (1)   12.1
    21 (3) 26 (1)   12
    20 (3) 25 (1)   11.6
    19 (3) 24 (1)   11.5
    18 (3) 23 (1)   11.1
    17 (3) 22 (1)   11
    16 (3) 21 (1)   10.6
    15 (3) 20 (1)   10.5
    14 (3) 19   10.0-10.1
    13 (3) 18   9.5-9.6
    12 (3) 17   9
    11 (3) 16    
    10 (3) 15    
    9 (3) 14    
    8 (3) 13    
    7 (3) 12    
    6 (3) 11    
    5 (3) 10    
    4 (3) 9    
    3.6 8    
    3.5 7    
    3 6    
    2 5    
      4    
iOS Safari Opera Mini Android Browser Blackberry Browser Opera Mobile Android Chrome Android Firefox IE Mobile Android UC Browser Samsung Internet QQ Browser Baidu Browser
11                      
10.3 all 56 (1) 10 37 59 54 (3) 11 11.4 5 1.2 7.12
10.0-10.2   4.4.3-4.4.4 7 12.1     10   4    
9.3   4.4   12              
9.0-9.2   4.2-4.3   11.5              
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8.1-8.4   4.1   11.1              
8   4   11              
7.0-7.1   3   10              
6.0-6.1   2.3                  
5.0-5.1   2.2                  
4.2-4.3   2.1                  
4.0-4.1                      
3.2                      

Notes

While most commonly used on text fields, datalists can also be used on other input types. IE11 supports the element on range fields. Chrome and Opera also support datalists to suggest given values on range, color and date/time fields.

  1. Partial support refers to a bug where long lists of items are unscrollable resulting in unselectable options.

  2. Partial support in IE refers to significantly buggy behavior (IE11+ does send the input and change events upon selection).

  3. Partial support refers to no support for datalists on non-text fields (e.g. number, range, color).

Resources

Data by caniuse.com
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License v4.0.
http://caniuse.com/#feat=datalist