Intrinsic Events Chart Home to Cookwood Press
EVENT WORKS WITH WHEN

ONBLUR A, AREA, BUTTON, INPUT , LABEL, SELECT, TEXTAREA the visitor leaves an element that was previously in focus (see ONFOCUS below)

ONCHANGE INPUT, SELECT, TEXTAREA the visitor modifies the value or contents of the element

ONCLICK All elements except APPLET, BASE, BASEFONT, BR, FONT, FRAME, FRAMESET, HEAD, HTML, IFRAME, META, PARAM, SCRIPT, STYLE, TITLE the visitor clicks on the specified area

ONDBLCLICK Same as ONCLICK the visitor double clicks the specified area

ONFOCUS A, AREA, BUTTON, INPUT, LABEL, SELECT, TEXTAREA the visitor selects, clicks, or tabs to the specified element

ONKEYDOWN INPUT (of type NAME or PASSWORD), TEXTAREA the visitor types something in the specified element

ONKEYPRESS INPUT (of type NAME or PASSWORD), TEXTAREA the visitor types something in the specified element

ONKEYUP INPUT (of type NAME or PASSWORD), TEXTAREA the visitor lets go of the key after typing in the specified element

ONLOAD BODY, FRAMESET the page is loaded in the browser

ONMOUSEDOWN Same as ONCLICK the visitor presses the mouse button down over the element

ONMOUSEMOVE Same as ONCLICK the visitor moves the mouse over the specified element after having pointed at it

ONMOUSEOUT Same as ONCLICK the visitor moves the mouse away from the specified element after having been over it

ONMOUSEOVER Same as ONCLICK the visitor points the mouse at the element

ONMOUSEUP Same as ONCLICK the visitor lets the mouse button go after having clicked on the element

ONRESET FORM (not INPUT of type RESET) the visitor clicks the formÕs reset button

ONSELECT INPUT (of type NAME or PASSWORD), TEXTAREA the visitor selects one or more characters or words in the element

ONSUBMIT FORM (not INPUT of type SUBMIT) the visitor clicks the formÕs submit button

ONUNLOAD BODY, FRAMESET the browser loads a different page after the specified page had been loaded
An intrinsic event determines when an associated script will run. However, not every intrinsic event works with every HTML element. This table illustrates which events and tags work together. For more information about intrinsic events and scripting, please consult Chapter 16 in my book HTML 4 for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, by Elizabeth Castro, published by Peachpit Press.

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