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HTML tabindex Attribute

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Example

Links with a specified tab order:

<a href="http://www.w3schools.com/" tabindex="2">W3Schools</a><br />
<a href="http://www.google.com/" tabindex="1">Google</a><br />
<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/" tabindex="3">Microsoft</a>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The tabindex attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The tabindex attribute specifies the tab order of an element (when the "tab" button is used for navigating).


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

In HTML5, the tabindex attribute can be used on any HTML element (it will validate on any HTML element. However, it is not necessarily useful).

In HTML 4.01, the tabindex attribute can be used with: <a>, <area>, <button>, <input>, <object>, <select>, and <textarea>.


Syntax

<element tabindex="number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
number Specifies the tabbing order of the element (1 is first)


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