HTML Attributes reference

"accesskey" - html Attribute

  • Assigns an access key to an element. Pressing an access key assigned to an element gives focus to the element.
  • The action that occurs when an element receives focus depends on the element.

Value(s): a character as the accesskey

  • The key combination that activates the link to which the accesskey is applied varies depending on the platform and browser combination.
These are for the windows platform:
Browser accesskey usage Remarks
Shift + Alt + accesskey Set the focus on the element and execute any link (a) if exist.
Alt + accesskey Set the focus on the element. Press enter to execute any link.
Shift + escape + accesskey Shift + escape gives you a list of possible accesskey related to the page.
Shift + Alt + accesskey Set the focus on the element and execute any link (a) if exist.
Shift + Alt + accesskey Set the focus on the element and execute any link (a) if exist.
Shift + Alt + accesskey Set the focus on the element and execute any link (a) if exist.
Shift + Alt + accesskey Set the focus on the element and execute any link (a) if exist.
Used in the element(s):
Elements Description
a The A element denotes an anchor; a hypertext link or the destination of a link.Attribute, accesskey, usage:
  • Will move focus to the a element and when a user activates a link defined by the "a" element, the user agent generally follows the link.
area This element defines a map region on a client-side image.Attribute, accesskey, usage:
  • Will move focus to each map area using the accesskey assigned to each area element.
button This element defines a submit button, reset button, or push button.Attribute, accesskey, usage:
  • Will move focus to the button element and depending on the browser execute any action related to the button.
input This element defines a form control for the user to enter input.Attribute, accesskey, usage:
  • Will move focus to the input and allow user input for a text type input. Depending on the browser a radio button or a checkbox button can be changed in state and for button type input the action can be executed.
label This element associates a label with a form control.Attribute, accesskey, usage:
  • Will set focus in the label element.
legend This element is used to provide the caption text for grouped form controls and text contained in a fieldset.Attribute, accesskey, usage:
  • Will set focus in the legend element.
textarea This element is used in forms to get multiple lines of text from the user.Attribute, accesskey, usage:
  • Will move focus to the textarea and allow user input.

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