Sets or retrieves the status of an option.
Default. Option is selected by default.
Option is not selected by default.
- Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification, Section 2.5.5
The property can be changed programmatically, but doing so has no effect on the appearance of the option or the submitted value. The property does change the appearance of the selected option if the form is reset.
Build date: 11/16/2013