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

Update compatibility data on GitHub
DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 2IE Full support YesOpera Full support 12Safari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

Last updated by: mfuji09,