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HTML <input> autofocus Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

Let the "First name" input field automatically get focus when the page loads:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname" autofocus><br>
  Last name: <input type="text" name="lname"><br>
  <input type="submit">
</form>

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Definition and Usage

The autofocus attribute is a boolean attribute.

When present, it specifies that an <input> element should automatically get focus when the page loads.


Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

Attribute
autofocus 5.0 10.0 4.0 5.0 9.6

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The autofocus attribute is new in HTML5.


Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In XHTML, attribute minimization is forbidden, and the autofocus attribute must be defined as <input autofocus="autofocus" />.


Syntax

<input autofocus>

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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