with many of the other event attributes, this is the counterpart of
onblur is the opposite of the
onfocus attribute. It captures the
moment that an element loses focus either because the user has used the
tab key to move to the next
element on the page, or has placed the cursor in another section of the
onblur is most often used
with form validation code. When the user leaves a form field, the
onblur attribute is used to call a piece of script
that performs some sort of validation on the field to make sure that the
correct data was entered, rather than leaving all the validation to
execute at the form’s end.
In this example, the
onblur event calls a function called
<input type="text" title="Date format = DD/MM/YYYY" onfocus="revealTitleHelp();" onblur="validate(this.value);" name="dateofbirth"/>
This attribute has no fixed value.
It’s up to the author to decide on the scripting that’s included here, be
that a call to one or more defined functions, or a simple
Every browser listed supports this attribute. However, inline event handlers such as this should be avoided. In the same way that inline CSS styles are frowned upon but externally defined CSS styles are considered good practice, inline event handlers should be stripped out and replaced with events attached unobtrusively through the DOM.
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