Standard attribute

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

standard attributeIn the HyperText Markup Language, a standard attribute, also known as a global attribute, is any attribute that may be used with every HTML element. The following table contains a list of the standard attributes as well as a description of their appropriate usage.

Global attribute list

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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