HTMLInputElement: invalid event

The invalid event fires when a submittable element has been checked for validity and doesn't satisfy its constraints.

This event can be useful for displaying a summary of the problems with a form on submission. When a form is submitted, invalid events are fired at each form control that is invalid. The validity of submittable elements is checked before submitting their owner <form>, or after the checkValidity() method of the element or its owner <form> is called.

It is not checked on blur.


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener("invalid", (event) => {});

oninvalid = (event) => {};

Event type

A generic Event.


If a form is submitted with an invalid value, the submittable elements are checked and, if an error is found, the invalid event will fire on the invalid element. In this example, when an invalid event fires because of an invalid value in the input, the invalid value is logged.


<form action="#">
      Enter an integer between 1 and 10:
      <input type="number" min="1" max="10" required />
  <div><input type="submit" value="submit" /></div>
<hr />
Invalid values:
<ul id="log"></ul>


const input = document.querySelector("input");
const log = document.getElementById("log");

input.addEventListener("invalid", (e) => {
    Object.assign(document.createElement("li"), {
      textContent: JSON.stringify(,



HTML Standard
# event-invalid

Browser compatibility

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See also