HTML oninput Event Attribute

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Execute a JavaScript when a user writes something in an <input> field:

<input type="text" oninput="myFunction()">
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Definition and Usage

The oninput attribute fires when an element gets user input.

The oninput attribute fires when the value of an <input> or <textarea> element is changed.

Tip: This event is similar to the onchange event. The difference is that the oninput event occurs immediately after the value of an element has changed, while onchange occurs when the element loses focus. The other difference is that the onchange event also works on <select> elements.

Browser Support

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

Event Attribute
oninput Yes 9.0 4.0 5.0 Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The oninput attribute is new in HTML5.


<element oninput="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on oninput

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: <input type="password">, <input type="search">, <input type="text"> and <textarea>

Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: oninput event

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