HTML5 Reference

HTML <u> tag

Definition

The <u> tag is used for representing a span of text with an unarticulated, non-textual annotation, such as proper names in Chinese text or misspelt words.

Example


<p>People with cockney accents don't always pronounce their words <u>proper</u>.</p>

People with cockney accents don't always pronounce their words proper.

Attributes

The following attributes can be used with the <u> tag.


<u> Specific Attributes
Attribute Value Description Example
There are no required or optional attributes specific to the <u> tag.
<u> Global Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Common
classSpecifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.

<u class="name">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
idSpecifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.

<u id="name">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
styleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<u style="color:red;">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
titleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<u title="Content info">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Keyboard
accesskeySpecifies a keyboard shortcut to associate with the element.

<u accesskey="a">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
tabindexSpecifies a tab order for the element.

<u tabindex="1">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Language
dirSpecifies the directional flow of the content.

<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<u dir="ltr">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<u dir="rtl">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
langSpecifies a language code for the content of the element.

<u lang="en">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
spellcheckSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited/browser specific. -->
<u spellcheck="true">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u> 
translateSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<!-- Valid values yes and no. -->
<!-- Default yes. -->
<u translate="no">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u> 
Miscellaneous
contenteditableSpecifies whether the content of the element is editable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited. -->
<u contenteditable="true">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u> 
draggableSpecifies whether the element is draggable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default browser specific. -->
<u draggable="true">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
hiddenSpecifies whether the element is not yet, or no longer, relevant.

<!-- Valid values an empty string or hidden -->
<u hidden>Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u> 
<u hidden="hidden">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u> 
<u> Event Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Document Element
oncopyThe script to be run when the user copies the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oncopy="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u> 
oncutThe script to be run when the user cuts the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oncut="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onpasteThe script to be run when the user pastes some content into an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onpaste="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Drag and Drop
ondragThe script to be run when an element is dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondrag="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondragendThe script to be run when an element has stopped being dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondragend="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondragenterThe script to be run when an element has been dragged to a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondragenter="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondragleaveThe script to be run when an element leaves a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondragleave="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondragoverThe script to be run when an element is being dragged over a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondragover="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondragstartThe script to be run at the start of a drag operation.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondragstart="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondropThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondrop="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Form
onblurThe script to be run when the element loses focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onblur="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onchangeThe script to be run when object changed and attempt to leave field.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onchange="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
oncontextmenuThe script to be run when a context menu is triggered.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oncontextmenu="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onfocusThe script to be run when the element gets focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onfocus="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
oninputThe script to be run when an element gets user input.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oninput="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
oninvalidThe script to be run when an element is invalid.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oninvalid="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onresetThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onreset="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onselectThe script to be run when some or all of the contents of an object are selected.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onselect="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onsubmitThe script to be run when a form is submitted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onsubmit="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Keyboard
onkeydownThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onkeydown="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onkeypressThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onkeypress="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onkeyupThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onkeyup="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Media
onabortThe script code to be run on abort.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onabort="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
oncanplayThe script to be run when a file has buffered enough so it is ready to start playing.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oncanplay="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
oncanplaythroughThe script to be run when a file can be played all the way to the end without further need of buffering.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oncanplaythrough="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
oncuechangeThe script to be run when the cue changes when using the track element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u oncuechange="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondurationchangeThe script to be run when the length of the media is changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondurationchange="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onemptiedThe script to be run when a media resource element suddenly becomes empty, usually due to an error.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onemptied="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onendedThe script to be run when the media has reach the end.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onended="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onloadeddataThe script to be run when media data is loaded and playback can start.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onloadeddata="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onloadedmetadataThe script to be run when metadata has been loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onloadedmetadata="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onloadstartThe script to be run whenthe media resource has started loading.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onloadstart="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onpauseThe script to be run when the media resource has been paused.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onpause="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onplayThe script to be run when the media resource starts playback.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onplay="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onplayingThe script to be run when when playback has already begun.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onplaying="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onprogressThe script to be run when the browser is fetching the media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onprogress="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onratechangeThe script to be run when the playback rate changes.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onratechange="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onseekedThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to false indicating that seeking has finished.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onseeked="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onseekingThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to true indicating that seeking is currently active.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onseeking="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onstalledThe script to be run when the browser is unable to continue fetching media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onstalled="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onsuspendThe script to be run when media data has stopped before being completely loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onsuspend="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ontimeupdateThe script to be run when the media resources current playback position has changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ontimeupdate="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onvolumechangeThe script to be run when the volume has changed or been muted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onvolumechange="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onwaitingThe script to be run when the media resource has paused but is expected to resume.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onwaiting="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Mouse
onclickThe script to be run when when a mouse is clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onclick="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
ondblclickThe script to be run when a mouse is double clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u ondblclick="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onmousedownThe script to be run when he mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onmousedown="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onmousemoveThe script to be run when the mouse button is moved.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onmousemove="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onmouseoutThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onmouseout="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>>
onmouseoverThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onmouseover="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onmouseupThe script to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onmouseup="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
onwheelThe script to be run when the mouse wheel rolls up or down over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onwheel="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u>
Scroll
onscrollThe script code to be run when the scrollbar of an element is being scrolled.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<u onscroll="go()">Unarticulated, non-textual annotation</u> 
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