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This attribute is used to specify the tab order of an element. It is used when the tab button is used for navigating.

Supported Tag: It supports all HTML element. 


<element tabindex = "number">

Attribute Value: This attribute contains single value number which is used to specify the tabbing order of the element.

Difference between HTML 4.1 and HTML 5: In HTML5, this attribute can be used with any HTML element but in HTML 4.01, the tabindex attribute can be used with: <a>, <area>, <button>, <input>, <object>, <select>, and <textarea>.



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>tabindex attribute</title>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        h1 {
            color: green;
        a {
            text-decoration: none;
    <h2>tabindex attribute</h2>
    <a href=
        tabindex="2">Geeks HTML ide</a>
    <a href=
    <a href=
        Geeks ide


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

  • Chrome 1
  • Edge 18
  • Firefox 1
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 3.1

Last Updated : 04 Aug, 2023
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