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<optgroup>

The <optgroup> creates a grouping of options within a <select> element.

Content categories None.
Permitted content Zero or more <option> elements.
Tag omission The start tag is mandatory. The end tag is optional if this element is immediately followed by another <optgroup> element, or if the parent element has no more content.
Permitted parents A <select> element.
Implicit ARIA role group
Permitted ARIA roles No role permitted
DOM interface HTMLOptGroupElement
Note: Optgroup elements may not be nested.

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

disabled
If this Boolean attribute is set, none of the items in this option group is selectable. Often browsers grey out such control and it won't receive any browsing events, like mouse clicks or focus-related ones.
label
The name of the group of options, which the browser can use when labeling the options in the user interface. This attribute is mandatory if this element is used.

Examples

<select>
  <optgroup label="Group 1">
    <option>Option 1.1</option>
  </optgroup> 
  <optgroup label="Group 2">
    <option>Option 2.1</option>
    <option>Option 2.2</option>
  </optgroup>
  <optgroup label="Group 3" disabled>
    <option>Option 3.1</option>
    <option>Option 3.2</option>
    <option>Option 3.3</option>
  </optgroup>
</select>

Result

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
optgroup 1 12 1 5.5 Yes Yes
disabled 1 12 1 8 Yes Yes
label 1 12 1 5.5 Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
optgroup Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
disabled Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
label Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/optgroup