omega omega - 5 months ago 35x
HTML Question

html - how to get custom attribute of option tag in dropdown?

If I have this code:

<select onchange="alert('?');" name="myname" class="myclass">
<option isred="-1" value="hi">click</option>

How can I get the value '-1' from the custom attribute isred ?
I don't want to use the value property.
And I dont want to target the option tag by a name or id.

I want something like

Can anyone help?

Also I don't want to use jquery.


You need to figure out what the selectedIndex is, then getAttribute from that options[] Array.

<select onchange="alert(this.options[this.selectedIndex].getAttribute('isred'));" name="myname" class="myclass"> 
    <option isred="-1" value="hi">click</option>
    <option isred="-5" value="hi">click</option>

jsFiddle DEMO

As a side note:

Don't use inline javascript in your HTML. You want to separate your business logic from your UI. Create a javascript event handlers instead to handle this. (jQuery / Angular / etc)