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HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Create a Select Menu

Michael Blong
Michael Blong
1,633 Points

I'm stuck on this portion of the challenge: "You don't seem to have any <option> elements within the <select> element"

I can't seem to identify what I'm doing wrong in my code on this challenge. Appreciate the help!

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>
      <select id="color" name="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>
        </optgroup>


      </select>
    </form>

  </body>
</html>

1 Answer

Heidi Fryzell
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Heidi Fryzell
Front End Web Development Treehouse Moderator 23,905 Points

Hello Michael,

I think the problem is with the <optgroup> tag you added. I am not familiar with this tag and the challenge didn't specifically ask you to include it. I find the challenges are very specific in what they want and they won't tolerate any extra code.

When I removed the open and closing <optgroup> tags it passed the tests.

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

Happy Coding! Heidi

Michael Blong
Michael Blong
1,633 Points

Thanks Heidi! You are correct & I finally sorted this out ha! The <optgroup> was wrong in the challenge to "label the select menu" -- instead it was <label for="color>Shirt Color:"</label>

<form action="index.html" method="post">
  <h1>Shirt Order Form</h1>
  <label for="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="blue">Blue</option>
    <option value="green">Green</option>
    <option value="orange">Orange</option>

  </select>
</form>

</body> </html>