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HTML onfocus Event Attribute

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Example

Execute a JavaScript when an input field gets focus:

<input type="text" id="fname" onfocus="setStyle(this.id)">

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The onfocus event attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The onfocus attribute fires the moment that the element gets focus.

Onfocus is most often used with <input>, <select>, and <a>.

Tip: The onfocus attribute is the opposite of the onblur attribute.

Note: The onfocus attribute CANNOT be used with: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, or <title>.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

None.


Syntax

<element onfocus="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on onfocus


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