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onerror Event

Event Object Reference Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript if an error occurs when loading an image:

<img src="image.gif" onerror="myFunction()">

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Definition and Usage

The onerror event is triggered if an error occurs while loading an external file (e.g. a document or an image).


Browser Support

Event
onerror Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

In HTML:

<element onerror="myScript">Try it

In JavaScript:

object.onerror=function(){myScript};Try it

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("error", myScript);Try it

Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.


Technical Details

Bubbles: No
Cancelable: No
Event type: UIEvent if generated from a user interface, Event otherwise
Supported HTML tags: <img>, <input type="image">, <object>, <script> and <style>
DOM Version: Level 2 Events

Event Object Reference Event Object

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