If you want to tried better way to use select tag in html then look at bootstrap based select2 at http://ivaynberg.github.io/select2/
Using this plugin you can easily search for option you want to choose.
For example you want to search “xx abc yz” now if you type abc then you can got it in select2 when native html5 never do it for you. select2 allow you to easily find the option you looking for.
Many kind of customization make it awesome.