Standard attribute

Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
standard attribute

With HTML (hypertext markup language), a standard attribute, also known as a global attribute, is any attribute supported by all HTML elements. For example, the "class" attribute can be used in any HTML tag, but an attribute like "src" can only be used in HTML tags like img and frame.

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 keyboard shortcut to focus on an element.
class Designates one or more CSS (cascading style sheets) 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 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 used or hasn't yet become relevant.
id Gives an element a unique identification for a named anchor.
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 that is shown on hover.
translate Designates whether or not the language used within an element needs to be translated.

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