The ariaBusy property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-busy attribute, which indicates whether an element is being modified, as assistive technologies may want to wait until the modifications are complete before exposing them to the user.


var ariaBusy = element.ariaBusy;
element.ariaBusy = ariaBusy


A DOMString with one of the following values:

There are no expected updates for the element.
The element is being updated.


In this example the aria-busy attribute on the element with an ID of clock is set to "false". Using ariaBusy we update the value to "true".

<div id="clock" role="timer" aria-live="polite" aria-atomic="true" aria-busy="false"></div>
let el = document.getElementById('clock');
console.log(el.ariaBusy); // false
el.ariaBusy = "true"
console.log(el.ariaBusy); // true


Specification Status Comment
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.2
The definition of 'ariaBusy' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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