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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". 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). This event is currently only supported by WebKit (Safari) and Blink (Chrome, Opera).

General info

Specification
None
Interface
Event
Bubbles
Yes
Cancelable
No
Target
HTMLInputElement
Default Action
None?

Properties

Property Type Description
target Read only EventTarget The event target (the topmost target in the DOM tree).
type Read only DOMString The type of event.
bubbles Read only Boolean Whether the event normally bubbles or not
cancelable Read only Boolean Whether the event is cancellable or not?

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) No support No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? ? No support No support ? ?

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