VALUE: what's the value if this option is chosen
SELECTED: this option is selected by default
<OPTION ...> is used along with
to create select lists.
<OPTION ...> indicates the start of a new option in the list.
<OPTION ...> can be used without any attributes, but you usually need the
VALUE attribute, which indicates what is sent to the server. The text
<OPTION ...> is what is displayed in the browser:
||produces this select list
<OPTION VALUE="7382">steam turbine
<OPTION VALUE="2928">resistor array
<OPTION VALUE="3993">widget analyzer
<OPTION VALUE="9398">fiber identifier
Note that the text which appears in the list is never sent to the server.