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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 30 Jul, 2021

This attribute works when an error occurs while loading an external file. The external file may contain document file or image file.
Supported Tags

  • <input type=”image”>
  • , <object>
  • , <link>
  • , <script>


<element onerror = "script">

Attribute Value: This attribute contains single value script which works when onerror event attribute call. This attribute is supported by <img>, <input type=”image”>, <object>, <link>, and <script> tags.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>onerror event attribute</title>
            body {
            h1 {
        <img src="image.gif" onerror="myFunction()">
        <h2>onerror event attribute</h2>
        function myFunction() {
            alert("The image could not be loaded.");


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by onerror attribute are listed below: 

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera


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