HTML5 <fieldset> Tag


Group related elements in a form:

    Name: <input type="text" /><br />
    Email: <input type="text" /><br />
    Date of birth: <input type="text" />

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Definition and Usage

The <fieldset> tag is used to logically group together elements in a form.

The <fieldset> tag draws a box around the related form elements.

The <legend> tag defines a caption for the fieldset element.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

HTML5 has the attributes disabled, form, and name, which was not supported in HTML 4.01.

Tips and Notes

Tip: Use the <legend> element to add a caption to the fieldset.


New : New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
disabledNew disabled Specifies that a fieldset should be disabled
formNew formname Specifies one or more forms the fieldset belongs to
nameNew value Specifies the name of the fieldset

Standard Attributes

The <fieldset> tag also supports the Standard Attributes in HTML5.

Event Attributes

The <fieldset> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5.