HTMLInputElement: search event

Non-standard
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.

The search event is fired when a search is initiated on an <input> of type="search".

Bubbles Yes
Cancelable No
Interface Event

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 <input> 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).

Browser compatibility

No compatibility data found. Please contribute data for "api.HTMLInputElement.search" (depth: 1) to the MDN compatibility data repository.

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