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HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Create a Select Menu

Add a label element to the select menu with the text "Shirt Color:"

how to do it

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

    <form action="index.html" method="post">
      <h1>Shirt Order Form</h1>
      <select id="color" name="shirt_color" label="Shirt Color:">
        <optgroup label="Shirt Color:">
        <option value="red">Red</option>
        <option value="yellow">Yellow</option>
        <option value="purple">Purple</option>
        <option value="blue">Blue</option>
        <option value="green">Green</option>
        <option value="orange">Orange</option>


3 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

So label is an inline element <label> and you add text inside the tags to indicate what the label will say on the screen.

But to make it work properly you need to link the label so it is associated with a form element, like the select dropdown box in the code challenge.

How do you do this?

Look at the attributes of the select element. You'll have an id and a name attribute with a value. There's no label attribute. You need to link the select name attribute with the label for attribute.

Like this

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

  <select id="color" name="shirt_color">

So now if you click on the label it will focus on the select element. :-)

Careful now, the <label>'s "for" attribute is supposed to correspond to the "ID", not the "name" of <select>! ;)

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12,382 Points

Hi there,

Label is a tag itself. You can specify what the label is for using for=" ".

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

Place the label tag above the <select> tag (and remove your previous attempts) to pass the task. :)

Did you watch the previous video? It makes it quite clear!

Make sure the <label>'s "for" attribute matches up with the <select>'s "ID" attribute.

<label for="color">Shirt Color:</label>
<select id="color" name="shirt_color">