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Definition

The <body> tag and it's closing </body> tag defines the document body of a HTML file.

Example


<html  xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<!-- Everything goes between the start and end HTML tags. --> 

<head>
<!-- The header contains meta information pertaining to the HTML document as well 
as a title and other stuff we will discuss in HTML Intermediate/Advanced lessons.
External files such as CSS stylesheets and JavaScript files are also imported in
the header section of our HTML file. -->
  <title>Appears in browser toolbar, favourites and search engine results.</title>
</head>

<body>
<!-- The content of the web page appears in the body section. -->
</body>

<!-- We complete the HTML file with the closing HTML tag. -->
</html>

Required Attributes

NONE

Optional Attributes

alink - this attribute is deprecated, use CSS instead.

background - this attribute is deprecated, use CSS instead.

bgcolor - this attribute is deprecated, use CSS instead.

link - this attribute is deprecated, use CSS instead.

text - this attribute is deprecated, use CSS instead.

vlink - this attribute is deprecated, use CSS instead.

Common Attributes

class - specifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.


<body class="classname"></body>

id - specifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.


<body id="idname"></body>

style - specifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.


<body style="color:red;text-align:left"></body>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


<body title="information about the content"></body>

Language Attributes

dir - specifies the directional flow of the content.


<body dir="ltr"></body>   <!-- The text will flow from left to right -->

<body dir="rtl"></body>   <!-- The text will flow from right to left -->

lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element.


<body lang="en"></body>

xml:lang - specifies a language code for the content of the element in XHTML documents.


<body xml:lang="fr"><body>

Document Event Attributes

onload - The JavaScript code to be run when the document is loaded.


<body onload="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onunload - The JavaScript code to be run when the document is unloaded.


<body onunload="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Form Event Attributes

NONE

Image Event Attributes

NONE

Keyboard Event Attributes

onkeydown - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed.


<body onkeydown="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onkeypress - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.


<body onkeypress="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onkeyup - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.


<body onkeyup="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Mouse Event Attributes

onclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is clicked on the element.


<body onclick="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondblclick - The JavaScript code to be run when a mouse is double clicked on the element.


<body ondblclick="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmousedown - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over the element.


<body onmousedown="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmousemove - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is moved.


<body onmousemove="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmouseout - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.


<body onmouseout="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmouseover - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.


<body onmouseover="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmouseup - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.


<body onmouseup="go()"></body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

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