HTML meter Tag

HTML <meter>Tag: The HTML<meter>tag specifies a scalar measurement. This is also known as a gauge. The <meter> tag should not be used to indicate progress (as in a progress bar). For progress bars, use the <progress> tag.



HTML <meter>Tag

This HTML meter tag supports both the global and the event attributes.

Syntax: <meter> Text </meter>

Attributes

This tag contains many attributes which are listed below:

  • form: It belongs to one or more forms that it belongs too.
  • max: It is used to specify the maximum value of a range.
  • min: It is used to specify the minimum value of a range.
  • high: It is used to specify the range considered to be a high value.
  • low: It is used to specify the range value that is considered to be low.
  • Optimum: It is used to specify the optimum value for the range.
  • value: It is used to specify the required or actual value of the range.

Browser compatibility

The HTML<meter>tag is supported by different types of browsers.

  • Chrome-8.0
  • Firefox-6.0
  • Opera-11.1
  • Safari-6.0
  • Internet Explorer-13.0

Example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<p>Displaying a gauge:</p>
<meter value="2" min="0" max="10">2 out of 10</meter><br>
<meter value="0.6">60%</meter>
</body>
</html>

Output:

html meter tag

Attributes that are supported by the <meter> tag

Attribute Value Description
form form_id Specifies one or more forms the meter element belongs to
high number Specifies the range that is considered to be a high value
low number Specifies the range that is considered to be a low value
max number Specifies the maximum value of the range
min number Specifies the minimum value of the range
optimum number Describes what value is the optimal value for the gauge
value number Specifies the current value of the gauge