HTML <meter> tag
When writing in HTML, the <meter> tag is an inline element used to create a gauge with a certain range on a web page. This gauge can be divided into either scalar or fractional values. It is useful for visually displaying where a certain value lies, between some minimum and maximum. For example, showing how much space was used on a hard drive.
The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.
The <meter> tag shouldn't be used to create a progress bar. In those cases, use the <progress> tag.
Example of <meter> code
<p>Your main disk's storage capacity is at: <meter min="0" max="250" value="175">175 out of 250 GB<meter>.</p>
Your main disk's storage capacity is at:
Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair; all tags support standard attributes. The following table shows all of the current unique HTML attributes for the <meter> tag, as well as a description of each.
|form||Designates the form(s) to which a <meter> element belongs.|
|high||Designates a high value on the gauge's range.|
|low||Designates a low value on the gauge's range.|
|max||Designates a maximum range within a gauge.|
|min||Designates a minimum range within a gauge.|
|optimum||Designates an optimal range within a gauge.|
|value||Designates the current value of the gauge (required).|
|All versions||Not supported||16.0+||6.0+||11.0+||6.0+|