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JavaScript Events

HTML events took place on the HTML element things.

When using JavaScript in HTML pages, JavaScript can trigger these events.

HTML Event

HTML event can be browser behavior can also be user behavior.

The following are examples of HTML event:

  • HTML page finishes loading
  • When HTML input field changes
  • HTML button is clicked

Typically, when an event occurs, you can do something.

When an event is triggered JavaScript can execute some code.

HTML elements can be added to an event attribute using JavaScript code to add HTML elements.


<Some-HTML-element some- event = 'some JavaScript'>

Double quotes:

<Some-HTML-element some- event = "some JavaScript">

In the following example, a button element added onclick attribute (plus code):


<Button onclick = 'getElementById ( "demo"). InnerHTML = Date ()'> The time now is ?? </ button>

try it"

The above example, JavaScript code content id = "demo" element.

In the next example, the code will modify the content of the element itself (using this .innerHTML):


<Button onclick = "this.innerHTML = Date ()"> The time now is? </ Button>

try it"

Note JavaScript code is usually a few lines of code. More common is invoked by the event properties:


<Button onclick = "displayDate ()"> The time now is? </ Button>

try it"

Common HTML event

Here is a list of some common HTML event:

event description
onchange HTML element changes
onclick A user clicks on an HTML element
onmouseover The user moves the mouse on an HTML element
onmouseout Users move the mouse from an HTML element
onkeydown User presses a key
onload The browser has finished loading the page

More Event list: the JavaScript Reference - HTML DOM event .

JavaScript What can be done?

Events can be used to handle form validation, the user inputs, user behavior and browser actions:

  • Event is triggered when the page loads
  • Event is triggered when the page Close
  • User clicks a button to perform an action
  • Verify the legitimacy of user input
  • and many more...

You can use a variety of methods to execute JavaScript event code:

  • HTML event attributes can execute JavaScript code directly
  • HTML event attributes can call the JavaScript function
  • You can specify your own event handler for HTML elements
  • You can prevent the occurrence of an event.
  • and many more...
Note In the HTML DOM chapter you will learn more about the event and the event handler knowledge.