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HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Create a Select Menu

Joshua Pritchard
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Joshua Pritchard
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 5,268 Points

add a label element to the select menu

the question is having me add a label element to the select menu with the text "shirt color". It seems like I've added that but it's not accepting. I'm not sure what I'm missing

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>HTML Forms</title> </head> <body>

<form action="index.html" method="post">
  <h1>Shirt Order Form</h1>

  <label for="shirt_color">Shirt Color</label>
  <select id="color" name="shirt_color">
    <option value="red">Red</option>
    <option value="yellow">Yellow</option>
    <option value="purple">Purple</option>
    <option value="green">Green</option>
    <option value="orange">Orange</option>
</form>

</body> </html>

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML Forms</title>
  </head>
  <body>

    <form action="index.html" method="post">
      <h1>Shirt Order Form</h1>

      <label for="shirt_color">Shirt Color</label>
      <select id="color" name="shirt_color">
        <option value="red">Red</option>
        <option value="yellow">Yellow</option>
        <option value="purple">Purple</option>
        <option value="green">Green</option>
        <option value="orange">Orange</option>
    </form>

  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Hi Joshua!

You have:

<label for="shirt_color">Shirt Color</label>

It should be:

<label for="color">Shirt Color</label>

In other words "for" in the label links/connects with element's "id", not "name".

I hope that helps.

Stay safe and happy coding!