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HTML | tabindex Attribute

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 22 Jul, 2019

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


<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 {
            h1 {
            a {
        <h2>tabindex attribute</h2>
        <a href="" 
        tabindex="2">Geeks HTML ide</a>
        <a href="" tabindex="1">
        <a href="" tabindex="3">
            Geeks ide


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

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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