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W3C Candidate Recommendation


The list attribute refers to a <datalist> element specifying possible values to suggest for an input element.

Applies to HTMLInputElement

This attribute allows for the developer to specify autofill values for an input element for the browser to present to a user.

This can allow for things such as autocompletion, or faster site search. It would be possible to create an autocomplete such as on this site's search with a server side populated datalist.


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