HTML5 autofocus Attribute
INPUT placeholders, client side file naming, and audio/video, can now be completed using basic HTML. Another simple functionality HTML now allows us is auto-focusing on elements upon page load; this is accomplished using the
The code is as simple as it gets:
<!-- These all work! --> <input autofocus="autofocus" /> <button autofocus="autofocus">Hi!</button> <textarea autofocus="autofocus"></textarea>
When the autofocus attribute is present, the
BUTTON element is automatically selected upon page load. I experimented with display elements (
H1 tag) and a
tabIndex of 0, but autofocus did not work for them.