<kbd>

  • Revision slug: Web/HTML/Element/kbd
  • Revision title: <kbd>
  • Revision id: 500345
  • Created:
  • Creator: Tyriar
  • Is current revision? No
  • Comment Swapped HTML5 and HTML4 specs back to previous order

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Summary

The HTML <kbd> Element (or HTML Keyboard Input Element) represents user input and produces an inline element displayed in the browser's default monotype font.

Attributes

This element only includes the global attributes.

Example

<p>Type the following in the Run dialog: <kbd>cmd</kbd><br />Then click the OK button.</p>

Result

Type the following in the Run dialog: cmd
Then click the OK button.

Note

A CSS rule can be defined for the kbd selector to override the browser's default font face. Preferences set by the user might take precedence over the specified CSS.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-kbd-element', '<kbd>')}} {{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}  
{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-kbd-element', '<kbd>')}} {{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}} Expanded to include any user input, like voice input and individual keystrokes.
{{SpecName('HTML4.01', 'struct/text.html#h-9.2.1', '<kbd>')}} {{Spec2('HTML4.01')}}  

Browser compatibility

{{CompatibilityTable}}

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatGeckoDesktop("1.0")}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatGeckoMobile("1.0")}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}} {{CompatVersionUnknown}}

See also

  • {{htmlelement("code")}}
{{HTMLRef}}

Revision Source

<h2 id="Summary">Summary</h2>
<p>The <strong>HTML <code>&lt;kbd&gt;</code> Element</strong> (or <em>HTML Keyboard Input Element</em>) represents user input and produces an inline element displayed in the browser's default monotype font.</p>
<ul class="htmlelt">
 <li><dfn><a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories" title="HTML/Content_categories">Content categories</a></dfn> <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Flow_content" title="HTML/Content categories#Flow content">Flow content</a>, <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content categories#Phrasing content">phrasing content</a>, palpable content.</li>
 <li><dfn>Permitted content</dfn> <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content">Phrasing content</a>.</li>
 <li><dfn>Tag omission</dfn> {{no_tag_omission}}</li>
 <li><dfn>Permitted parent elements</dfn> Any element that accepts <a href="/en-US/docs/HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content" title="HTML/Content_categories#Phrasing_content">phrasing content</a>.</li>
 <li><dfn>DOM interface</dfn> {{domxref("HTMLElement")}} Up to Gecko 1.9.2 (Firefox 4) inclusive, Firefox implements the interface {{domxref("HTMLSpanElement")}} for this element.</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="Attributes">Attributes</h2>
<p><span style="line-height: 21px;">This element only includes the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/HTML/Global_attributes" style="line-height: 21px;" title="HTML/Global attributes">global attributes</a><span style="line-height: 21px;">.</span></p>
<h2 id="Example">Example</h2>
<pre class="brush: html">
&lt;p&gt;Type the following in the Run dialog: &lt;kbd&gt;cmd&lt;/kbd&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Then click the OK button.&lt;/p&gt;
</pre>
<h3 id="Result">Result</h3>
<p>Type the following in the Run dialog: <code>cmd</code><br />
 Then click the OK button.</p>
<h2 id="Note">Note</h2>
<p>A CSS rule can be defined for the <code>kbd</code> selector to override the browser's default font face. Preferences set by the user might take precedence over the specified CSS.</p>
<h2 id="Specifications" name="Specifications">Specifications</h2>
<table class="standard-table">
 <thead>
  <tr>
   <th scope="col">Specification</th>
   <th scope="col">Status</th>
   <th scope="col">Comment</th>
  </tr>
 </thead>
 <tbody>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML WHATWG', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-kbd-element', '&lt;kbd&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML WHATWG')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML5 W3C', 'text-level-semantics.html#the-kbd-element', '&lt;kbd&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML5 W3C')}}</td>
   <td>Expanded to include any user input, like voice input and individual keystrokes.</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td>{{SpecName('HTML4.01', 'struct/text.html#h-9.2.1', '&lt;kbd&gt;')}}</td>
   <td>{{Spec2('HTML4.01')}}</td>
   <td>&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
 </tbody>
</table>
<h2 id="Browser_compatibility">Browser compatibility</h2>
<p>{{CompatibilityTable}}</p>
<div id="compat-desktop">
 <table class="compat-table">
  <tbody>
   <tr>
    <th>Feature</th>
    <th>Chrome</th>
    <th>Firefox (Gecko)</th>
    <th>Internet Explorer</th>
    <th>Opera</th>
    <th>Safari</th>
   </tr>
   <tr>
    <td>Basic support</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatGeckoDesktop("1.0")}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
   </tr>
  </tbody>
 </table>
</div>
<div id="compat-mobile">
 <table class="compat-table">
  <tbody>
   <tr>
    <th>Feature</th>
    <th>Android</th>
    <th>Firefox Mobile (Gecko)</th>
    <th>IE Mobile</th>
    <th>Opera Mobile</th>
    <th>Safari Mobile</th>
   </tr>
   <tr>
    <td>Basic support</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatGeckoMobile("1.0")}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
    <td>{{CompatVersionUnknown}}</td>
   </tr>
  </tbody>
 </table>
</div>
<h2 id="See_also">See also</h2>
<ul>
 <li>{{htmlelement("code")}}</li>
</ul>
<div>
 {{HTMLRef}}</div>
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