HTML onblur Event Attribute

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Validate an input field when the user leaves it:

<input type="text" name="fname" id="fname" onblur="myFunction()">

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Definition and Usage

The onblur attribute fires the moment that the element loses focus.

Onblur is most often used with form validation code (e.g. when the user leaves a form field).

Tip: The onblur attribute is the opposite of the onfocus attribute.

Browser Support

Event Attribute
onblur Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5



<element onblur="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on onblur

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: All HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>


More Examples


Using "onblur" together with the "onfocus" attribute:

<input type="text" onfocus="focusFunction()" onblur="blurFunction()">

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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: onblur event

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