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HTML HTML Forms Choosing Options Create a Select Menu

Nicole Schulte
Nicole Schulte
8,082 Points

Why isn't the code working?

"Add a label element which says "Shirt Color:" I did.. but it shows me a Bummer. I can't find the mistake?

<!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">

        <optgroup label="Color">Shirt Color:
        <option value="red">Red</option>
        <option value="yellow">Yellow</option>
        <option value="purple">Purple</option>
        <option value="blue">Blue</option>
        <option value="orange">Orange</option>



3 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,228 Points

In order to do this, you need to use the label element rather than optgroup.

Each form element in a HTML form has a label and they are assigned with the for attribute which is the same as the id attribute of the target element.

<label for="color">Shirt Color</label>
Christine Hendrickson
Christine Hendrickson
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 5,422 Points

Hi Nicole,

The <label> element is separate from the <select> element. You'll need to open that element, reference the "color" id and then give it the label text. You'll also want to close the <label> element, since it's not a self-closing tag.

Here's an example of how this should work:

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

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

I hope that helps!

Happy Coding ☺