This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.
search event is fired when a search is initiated on an
There are several ways a search can be initiated, such as by pressing Enter while the
<input> is focused, or, if the
incremental attribute is present, after a UA-defined timeout elapses since the most recent keystroke (with new keystrokes resetting the timeout; so the firing of the event is debounced).
Current UA implementations of
type="search" have an additional control to clear the field. Using this control also fires the
search event. In that case the
value of the
<input> element will be the empty string.
This event is currently only supported by WebKit (Safari) and Blink (Chrome, Opera).
No compatibility data found. Please contribute data for "api.HTMLInputElement.search" (depth: 1) to the MDN compatibility data repository.