HTML5 Global Attributes

The HTML5 global attributes can be applied on all elements.

Global Attributes in HTML5

In addition to the element specific attributes, the HTML5 defines few attributes that are common to all elements. These attributes may be specified on all elements, with some exceptions where it is not relevant, such as elements found inside the <head> section of the document, e.g. <base>, <script>, <title> etc.

Attribute Value Description
accesskey shortcut key Specifies a keyboard shortcut to activate or focus the element.
class classname Assigns a class name or space-separated list of class names to an element.
contenteditable true
Indicates whether the content of an element is editable by the user or not.
contextmenu menu-id Specifies a context menu for an element. A context menu is a menu that appears when the user clicks the right mouse button on the element.
data-* data Specified on any HTML element, to store custom data specific to the page.
dir ltr
Specifies the base direction of directionality of the element's text.
draggable true
Specifies whether an element is draggable or not.
dropzone copy
Specifies whether the dragged data is copied, moved, or linked, when dropped.
hidden hidden Indicates that the element is not yet, or is no longer, relevant.
id name Specifies a unique identifier (ID) for an element which must be unique in the whole document.
lang language-code Specifies the primary language for the element's text content.
spellcheck true
Specifies whether the element may be checked for spelling errors or not.
style style Specifies inline style information for an element.
tabindex number Specifies the tabbing order of an element.
title text Provides advisory information related to the element. It would be appropriate for a tooltip.
translate yes
Specifies whether the text content of an element should be translated or not.
xml:lang language-code Specifies the primary language for the element's text content, in XHTML documents.

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