The draggable global attribute is an enumerated attribute that indicates whether the element can be dragged, using the HTML Drag and Drop API. It can have the following values:

  • true, which indicates the element may be dragged
  • false, which indicates the element may not be dragged.

If this attribute is not set, its default value is auto, meaning the behavior should be the one defined by default by the browser.

This attribute is an enumerated one and not a Boolean one. This means that the explicit usage of one of the values true or false is mandatory and that a shorthand like <label draggable>Example Label</label> is not allowed. The correct usage is <label draggable="true">Example Label</label>.

By default, only text selections, images, and links can be dragged. For all other elements, the event ondragstart must be set for the drag and drop mechanism to work, as shown in this comprehensive example.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'draggable' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from latest snapshot, HTML 5.1
HTML 5.2
The definition of 'draggable' in that specification.
Recommendation No change
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'draggable' in that specification.
Recommendation Snapshot of HTML Living Standard, initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes2 Yes12 Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes4 Yes Yes ?

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