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Bad value “true” for attribute “multiple” on element “select”.

The multiple attribute is used to indicate that multiple options can be selected in a <select> element. As a boolean attribute, it should only be declared without any value.

Instead of:

<select multiple="true">

You should use:

<select multiple>

Here is an example of the correct usage of the multiple attribute:

<label for="colors">Select your favorite colors:</label>
<select id="colors" name="colors" multiple>
  <option value="red">Red</option>
  <option value="green">Green</option>
  <option value="blue">Blue</option>
  <option value="yellow">Yellow</option>

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