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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.

Syntax:

<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>.

Example:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>tabindex attribute</title>
        <style>
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
            a {
                text-decoration:none;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>tabindex attribute</h2>
        <a href="https://ide.geeksforgeeks.org/tryit.php" 
        tabindex="2">Geeks HTML ide</a>
        <br>
        <a href="https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/" tabindex="1">
            GeeksforGeeks
        </a>
        <br>
        <a href="https://ide.geeksforgeeks.org/" tabindex="3">
            Geeks ide
        </a>
    </body>
</html>

Output:

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

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari



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