If you want to provide the user with a long list of items to choose from, it's not very natural to use radio buttons, so HTML provides another command - SELECT. Unlike INPUT, this does have a closing </SELECT> tag. Each option within the list is denoted using the <OPTION> tag. Options must be plain text - no embedded HTML commands are allowed:
<SELECT NAME="food style"> <OPTION> Chinese <OPTION> South Indian <OPTION> North Indian <OPTION> Greek </SELECT>
SELECT must have a NAME attribute, and also allows the following attributes:
OPTION tags can also have a SELECTED attribute which says that this option is selected by default. If the SELECT command has a MULTIPLE attribute, then several OPTION tags are allowed to be pre-selected in this way.