Standard attribute

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
standard attribute

In the Hypertext Markup Language, a standard attribute, also known as a global attribute, is any attribute used with every HTML element.

Global attribute list

The following table contains a list of the standard attributes and a description of their appropriate usage.

Attribute Description
accesskey Designates a shortcut key to focus on an element.
class Designates one or more CSS classes to be applied to the element.
contenteditable Designates whether or not the content of an element may be edited.
contextmenu Adds a context menu that appears when an element is right-clicked.
data-* Stores private data about an application or web page.
dir Designates the direction of text within an element.
draggable Designates whether or not the content of an element may be dragged.
dropzone Designates where dropped data goes (copied, moved or linked).
hidden Designates that an element is no longer, or hasn't yet become relevant.
id Gives an element a unique identification.
lang Designates the language of the text used in an element.
spellcheck States whether or not an element needs its spelling checked for error.
style Designates an inline CSS style for an element.
tabindex Changes how tabbing works within an element.
title Adds extra information about an element.
translate Designates whether or not the language used within an element needs to be translated.

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