HTML5 Event Handler Content Attributes

Below is a complete list of event handlers that are supported in HTML5.

Attribute Description
onabort Invoked when an event has been aborted. For example, the browser stops fetching media data before it is completely downloaded.
onblur User has left the focus of the element.
oncancel cancel event handler.
oncanplay Invoked when the browser/user agent can start playing media, but hasn't yet, due to buffering. In other words, if playback were to begin now, it wouldn't play right to the end (due to the current playback rate) - it would need to pause during playback in order to load the rest of the media.
oncanplaythrough The browser/user agent estimates that if playback were to begin now, the media resource could be rendered at the current playback rate all the way to its end without having to stop for further buffering.
onchange User has changed the object, then attempts to leave that field (i.e. clicks elsewhere).
onclick Invoked when the user clicked on the object.
onclose close event handler.
oncontextmenu Invoked when a context menu has been triggered.
oncuechange cuechange event handler.
ondblclick Invoked when the user clicked twice on the object.
ondrag Invoked when an element is being dragged.
ondragend Invoked when an element has stopped being dragged.
ondragenter Invoked when an element has been dragged to a drop target.
ondragexit dragexit event handler.
ondragleave Invoked when an element leaves a valid drop target.
ondragover Invoked when an element is being dragged over a valid drop target.
ondragstart Invoked when a drag operation has started.
ondrop Invoked when an element is being dropped.
ondurationchange Invoked when the length of the media is changed (i.e. the duration attribute has just been updated).
onemptied Invoked when a media resource element suddenly becomes empty (for example, due to a network error).
onended Invoked when the media has reached the end.
onerror Invoked when an error occurs while the element is being loaded. Also handler for script error notifications.
onfocus Invoked when the focus is on the element.
oninput input event handler.
oninvalid invalid event handler.
onkeydown Invoked when a key was pressed over an element.
onkeypress Invoked when a key was pressed over an element then released.
onkeyup Invoked when a key was released over an element.
onload The element has loaded.
onloadeddata Invoked when the browser/user agent can render the media data at the current playback position for the first time.
onloadedmetadata Invoked when the browser/user agent has just determined the duration and dimensions of the media resource.
onloadstart Invoked when the browser/user agent has started loading the media resource.
onmousedown The cursor moved over the object and mouse/pointing device was pressed down.
onmousemove The cursor moved while hovering over an object.
onmouseout The cursor moved off the object
onmouseover The cursor moved over the object (i.e. user hovers the mouse over the object).
onmouseup The mouse/pointing device was released after being pressed down.
onmousewheel Invoked when the mouse wheel is being rotated.
onpause Invoked when the media resource has been paused.
onplay Invoked when the media resource starts playback.
onplaying Playback has begun.
onprogress The browser/user agent is fetching media data the.
onratechange Invoked when the playback rate has changed (i.e. either the defaultPlaybackRate or the playbackRate has just been updated).
onreset reset event handler.
onresize resize event handler.
onscroll scroll event handler. Invoked when the element's scrollbar is being scrolled.
onseeked Invoked when the seeking IDL attribute changed to false (i.e. the seeking attribute is no longer true)
onseeking Invoked when the seeking IDL attribute changed to true and the seek operation is taking long enough that the user agent has time to fire the event.
onselect Invoked when some or all of the contents of an object is selected. For example, the user selected some text within a text field.
onshow show event handler.
onstalled Invoked when the browser/user agent is trying to fetch media data but the data has stalled (i.e. the data has stopped coming).
onsubmit User submitted a form.
onsuspend The browser/user agent is (intentionally) not currently fetching media data, but has not yet downloaded the entire media resource (i.e. it has suspended the download).
ontimeupdate Invoked when the media's current playback position changed.
onvolumechange Invoked when either the volume attribute or the muted attribute has changed.
onwaiting The next frame of the media is not yet available (but the browser/user agent expects it to become available).

What is an Event Handler Content Attribute?

An event handler content attribute is an attribute for a specific event handler. The name of the content attribute is the same as the name of the event handler.

Event handlers are commonly used to extend the functionality of an HTML element. By using any of the event handler content attributes below, you can tell the browser to run a specific script and when to run it. For example, by using onclick="", you tell the browser to run a piece of JavaScript whenever someone clicks on the element. The JavaScript needs to be inserted between the double quotes. This is typically a small piece of JavaScript that simply calls a JavaScript function that has been defined elsewhere.

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