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HTML and XHTML Event Attributes

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Standard Event Attributes

HTML 4 added the ability to let events trigger actions in a browser, like starting a JavaScript when a user clicks on an element.

To learn more about programming events, please visit our JavaScript tutorial and our DHTML tutorial.

Below is the standard event attributes that can be inserted into HTML / XHTML elements to define event actions.


<body> and <frameset> Events

The two attributes below can only be used in <body> or <frameset>:

Attribute Value Description
onload script Script to be run when a document loads
onunload script Script to be run when a document unloads



Form Events

The attributes below can be used in form elements:

Attribute Value Description
onchange script Script to be run when the element changes
onsubmit script Script to be run when the form is submitted
onreset script Script to be run when the form is reset
onselect script  Script to be run when the element is selected
onblur script  Script to be run when the element loses focus
onfocus script  Script to be run when the element gets focus



Keyboard Events

Valid in all elements except base, bdo, br, frame, frameset, head, html, iframe, meta, param, script, style, and title.

Attribute Value Description
onkeydown script  Script to be run when a key is pressed
onkeypress script  Script to be run when a key is pressed and released
onkeyup script  Script to be run when a key is released



Mouse Events

Valid in all elements except base, bdo, br, frame, frameset, head, html, iframe, meta, param, script, style, and title.

Attribute Value Description
onclick script  Script to be run on a mouse click
ondblclick script  Script to be run on a mouse double-click
onmousedown script  Script to be run when mouse button is pressed
onmousemove script  Script to be run when mouse pointer moves
onmouseover script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmouseout script Script to be run when mouse pointer moves out of an element
onmouseup script  Script to be run when mouse button is released



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