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HTML tabindex Attribute


Example

Links with a specified tab order:

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

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Definition and Usage

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


Browser Support

Attribute
tabindex Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


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)


Related Pages

HTML Tutorial: HTML Attributes

HTML DOM Reference: HTML DOM tabIndex Property



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