<input autofocus type="text">
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The Low Down
The first input or textarea in source order that has the
autofocus attribute will be focused on page load.
In browsers without
autofocus support, no fields will be focused on
- Originally in the specification, the last element with the
autofocus attribute received focus. Safari still does this. IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera focus on the first occurence of the attribute.
Warning: this attribute will force a page scroll to the field with the
autofocus attribute set, even within an iframe. So:
know your audience, know the position of the form.
If you use a fallback, make sure to fire it on DOM ready rather than on
window.load. Would be way jarring to have the page position jump after a user
may already be interacting with the page.
- It's probably good that Mobile WebKit doesn't support the
autofocus attribute as the zooming/keyboard opening would be too in-your-face in most circumstances.
- Recommendation: Don't use this attribute.