draggable

This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

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 others 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
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'draggable' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from latest snapshot, HTML5.1
HTML5.1
The definition of 'draggable' in that specification.
Working Draft Snapshot of WHATWG HTML Living Standard, initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 2.0 (1.8.1) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) 1.0 (1.8.1) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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