GlobalEventHandlers.onplay

The GlobalEventHandlers.onplay property sets and returns the event handler for the play event that is fired when playback has begun.

Syntax

element.onplay = handlerFunction;
var handlerFunction = element.onplay;

handlerFunction should be either null or a JavaScript function specifying the handler for the event.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<body>

<title>onplay event example :</title>

<p>This example demonstrates how to assign an "onplay" event to a video element.</p>

<video controls onplay="myFunction()">
  <source src="mov_bbb.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="mov_bbb.ogg" type="video/ogg">
  Your browser does not support HTML5 video.
</video>

<p>Video courtesy of <a href="http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/" target="_blank">Big Buck Bunny</a>.</p>

<script>
function myFunction() {
    alert("The video has started to play");
}
</script>

</head>
</body>
</html>

Specification

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'onplay' in that specification.
Living Standard

 

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support 3.5IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

See also

Information on working with event handlers

Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: fscholz, wbamberg, Guillaume-Heras, rolfedh
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