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Definition

The <body> tag defines the document body of a HTML file.

Example


<!DOCTYPE html> 

<html  lang="en">   <!-- Always enter a language for a webpage -->
<!-- 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

NONE

Global Attributes

Common

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


<body class="classname">Body content here</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 content here</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 content here</body>

title - specifies extra information about the content.


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

Keyboard

accesskey - specifies a keyboard shortcut to associate with the element.


<body accesskey="aKeyValue">Body content here</body>

tabindex - specifies a tab order for the element.


<body tabindex="someNumber">Body content here</body>

Language

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>

spellcheck - specifies whether the element is to have its spelling checked.


<!-- Valid values are true and  false - default is inherited/browser specific. -->
<body spellcheck="true">Body content here</body>

translate - specifies whether the content of the element can be translated.


<!-- Valid values are yes and  no - default is yes. -->
<body translate="no">Body content here</body> 

Miscellaneous

contenteditable - specifies whether the content of the element is editable.


<!-- Valid values are true and  false - default is inherited. -->
<body contenteditable="false">Body content here</body> 

draggable - specifies whether the the element is draggable.

Only text selections, images, and links can be dragged.


<!-- Valid values are true and  false - default is browser specific. -->
<body draggable="true">Body content here</body>

hidden - specifies whether the element is not yet, or no longer, relevant.


<!-- Valid values are an empty string or hidden -->
<body hidden>Body content here</body> 
<body hidden="hidden">Body content here</body> 

Event Attributes

Document

onabort - The JavaScript code to be run on abort.


<body onabort="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onerror - The JavaScript code to be run when an error occurs when the file is being loaded.


<body onerror="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

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


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

onresize - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser window is resized.


<body onresize="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onscroll - The JavaScript code to be run when the scrollbar of an element is being scrolled.


<body onscroll="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Document Element

oncopy - The JavaScript code to be run when the user copies the content of an element.


<body oncopy="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncut - The JavaScript code to be run when the user cuts the content of an element.


<body oncut="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onpaste - The JavaScript code to be run when the user pastes some content into an element.


<body onpaste="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Drag and Drop

ondrag - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is dragged.


<body ondrag="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragend - The JavaScript code to be run when an element has stopped being dragged.


<body ondragend="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragenter - The JavaScript code to be run when an element has been dragged to a valid drop target.


<body ondragenter="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragleave - The JavaScript code to be run when an element leaves a valid drop target.


<body ondragleave="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragover - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is being dragged over a valid drop target.


<body ondragover="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondragstart - The JavaScript code to be run at the start of a drag operation.


<body ondragstart="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondrop - The JavaScript code to be run when dragged element is being dropped.


<body ondrop="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Form

onblur - The JavaScript code to be run on abort.


<body onblur="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onchange - The JavaScript code to be run when object changed and attempt to leave field.


<body onchange="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncontextmenu - The JavaScript code to be run when a context menu is triggered.


<body oncontextmenu="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onfocus - The JavaScript code to be run when the element gets focus.


<body onfocus="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oninput - The JavaScript code to be run when an element gets user input.


<body oninput="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oninvalid - The JavaScript code to be run when an element is invalid.


<body oninvalid="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onreset - The JavaScript code to be run when the reset button of a form is clicked.


<body onreset="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onselect - The JavaScript code to be run when some or all of the contents of an object are selected.


<body onselect="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onsubmit - The JavaScript code to be run when a form is submitted.


<body onsubmit="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Keyboard

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


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

Media

oncanplay - The JavaScript code to be run when a file has buffered enough so it is ready to start playing.


<body oncanplay="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncanplaythrough - The JavaScript code to be run when a file can be played all the way to the end without further need of buffering.


<body oncanplaythrough="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

oncuechange - The JavaScript code to be run when the cue changes when using the track element.


<body oncuechange="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ondurationchange - The JavaScript code to be run when the length of the media is changed.


<body ondurationchange="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onemptied - The JavaScript code to be run when a media resource element suddenly becomes empty, usually due to an error.


<body onemptied="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onended - The JavaScript code to be run when the media has reach the end.


<body onended="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onloadeddata - The JavaScript code to be run when media data is loaded and playback can start.


<body onloadeddata="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onloadedmetadata - The JavaScript code to be run when metadata has been loaded.


<body onloadedmetadata="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onloadstart - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource has started loading.


<body onloadstart="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onpause - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource has been paused.


<body onpause="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onplay - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource starts playback.


<body onplay="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onplaying - The JavaScript code to be run when playback has already begun.


<body onplaying="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onprogress - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser is fetching the media data.


<body onprogress="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onratechange - The JavaScript code to be run when the playback rate changes.


<body onratechange="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onseeked - The JavaScript code to be run when the seeking attribute is set to false indicating that seeking has finished.


<body onseeked="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onseeking - The JavaScript code to be run hen the seeking attribute is set to true indicating that seeking is currently active.


<body onseeking="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onstalled - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser is unable to continue fetching media data.


<body onstalled="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onsuspend - The JavaScript code to be run when media data has stopped before being completely loaded.


<body onsuspend="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ontimeupdate - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resources current playback position has changed.


<body ontimeupdate="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onvolumechange - The JavaScript code to be run when the volume has changed or been muted.


<body onvolumechange="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onwaiting - The JavaScript code to be run when the media resource has paused but is expected to resume.


<body onwaiting="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Mouse

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

onwheel - The JavaScript code to be run when the mouse wheel rolls up or down over an element.


<body onwheel="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

Window

onafterprint - The JavaScript code to be run after the document is printed.


<body onafterprint="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

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


<body onbeforeprint="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onbeforeunload - The JavaScript code to be run .


<body onbeforeunload="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onhashchange - The JavaScript code to be run when there has been changes to the anchor part of the a URL.


<body onhashchange="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onmessage - The JavaScript code to be run when the message is triggered.


<body onmessage="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onoffline - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser starts to work offline.


<body onoffline="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

ononline - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser starts to work online.


<body ononline="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onpagehide - The JavaScript code to be run when a user navigates away from a page.


<body onpagehide="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onpageshow - The JavaScript code to be run when a user navigates to a page.


<body onpageshow="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onpopstate - The JavaScript code to be run when the window's history changes.


<body onpopstate="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onresize - The JavaScript code to be run when the browser window is resized.


<body onresize="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

onstorage - The JavaScript code to be run when a web storage area is updated.


<body onstorage="go()">Body content here</body>   <!-- Executes the go() function -->

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


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

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