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HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Create a Select Menu

this is the 3rd time it sticks at button. but this is right

this should work. it keeps saying it's not within the form? but it is?

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

    <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>
        <button type="submit"> Place Order </button>



3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

The validator can't tell what the form encloses because the ending tag for the "select" element is missing.

I don't understand. everything works up to the point of the button?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

That's because the validator didn't check for the end tag, but with it missing the button appears to be part of the select.

Adding the closing "</select>" tag after the last "<option>" will allow it to see the rest of the form.

Thank you, was getting a bit frustrated.

thank you steven parker. it did not say to do that in the class? but it worked

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

Pairing start and end tags in HTML isn't unique to forms, it's probably covered in the other HTML courses.

not that I can find it steven parker.. thank you for your help.