XHTML Attributes Tutorial and XHTML Attributes Reference

Last Updated on: June 7, 2018   Posted By: Web Design Reference

What’s an attribute in HTML/XHTML ?

An attribute is an additional behavior or property of an element. It is specified within an element like title attribute, language attribute, Href attribute etc.

Example : <a href=”https://www.webdesignreference.com/” title=”home-link”>This is a home page link</a>

Here “Href” and “title” are additional behaviour of an element.

There are some common Attribute in HTML/XHTML:

  • Class : It is used for defining class of an element.
  • Id : It specifies id or name of an element.
  • Style: this behaviour is used for styling of an element.
  • Title : It is used for title or tooltip of an element.
  • Alt: It is used for alternate text of an image.
  • Src: This is used for source path of an image.
  • value : It specifies the value of an element.
  • Href : It specifies the link url.

There are some new Attribute in XHTML :

  • Dir : It specifies the direction of text.
  • Lang : It specifies the language of html document.
  • Accesskey : It specifies a keyboard short-cut to access an element.
  • Contenteditable : It allows to edit the content by user in a html document.
  • Tabindex : It specifies the tab index or tab order of an element.
  • Unselectable : It specifies the on off property of an element that means content displayed or not.
  • Hidefocus : It is used for hide focus of an element in html document.
  • Disabled : It is used for disable the action of an element.

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