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The tabindex attribute allows you to control whether an element is focusable and to define the relative order of the element for the purposes of sequential focus navigation.

All elements are using this attribute.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<svg viewBox="0 0 260 260" xmlns="">
    <circle cx="60" cy="60" r="15" tabindex="1" />
    <circle cx="60" cy="160" r="30" tabindex="3" />
    <circle cx="160" cy="60" r="30" tabindex="2" />
    <circle cx="160" cy="160" r="60" tabindex="4" />

Usage notes

Value valid integer
Default value None
Animatable No
valid integer
Relative order of the element for the purposes of sequential focus navigation.


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'tabindex' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
tabindexChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support 51IE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 51Opera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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See also