br element | br object

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Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 HTML Specification, Section 1.6.5HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 9.3.2

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Inheritance Hierarchy

 Node
  Element
   HTMLElement
     br

Members

The br object has these types of members:

Events

The br object has these events.

EventDescription
abort

Fires when the user aborts the download.

afterupdate

Fires on a databound object after successfully updating the associated data in the data source object.

beforecopy

Fires on the source object before the selection is copied to the system clipboard.

beforeupdate

Fires on a databound object before updating the associated data in the data source object.

cellchange

Fires when data changes in the data provider.

change

Fires when the contents of the object or selection have changed.

dataavailable

Fires periodically as data arrives from data source objects that asynchronously transmit their data.

datasetchanged

Fires when the data set exposed by a data source object changes.

error

Fires when an error occurs during object loading.

errorupdate

Fires on a databound object when an error occurs while updating the associated data in the data source object.

filterchange

Fires when a visual filter changes state or completes a transition.

input

Occurs when the text content of an element is changed through the user interface.

layoutcomplete

Fires when the print or print preview layout process finishes filling the current LayoutRect object with content from the source document.

load

Fires immediately after the client loads the object.

losecapture

Fires when the object loses the mouse capture.

ondatasetcomplete

Fires to indicate that all data is available from the data source object.

onselect

Fires when the current selection changes.

readystatechange

Fires when the state of the object has changed.

reset

Fires when the user resets a form.

resize

Fires when the size of the object is about to change.

rowenter

Fires to indicate that the current row has changed in the data source and new data values are available on the object.

rowexit

Fires just before the data source control changes the current row in the object.

rowsdelete

Fires when rows are about to be deleted from the recordset.

rowsinserted

Fires just after new rows are inserted in the current recordset.

 

Methods

The br object has these methods.

MethodDescription
addBehavior

Attaches a behavior to the element.

applyElement

Makes the element either a child or parent of another element.

attachEvent

Note   attachEvent is no longer supported. Starting with IE11, use addEventListener. For info, see Compatibility changes.

Binds the specified function to an event, so that the function gets called whenever the event fires on the object.

clearAttributes

Removes all attributes and values from the object.

click

Simulates a click by causing the onclick event to fire.

cloneNode

Copies a reference to the object from the document hierarchy.

componentFromPoint

Returns the component located at the specified coordinates via certain events.

contains

Checks whether the given element is contained within the object.

detachEvent

Unbinds the specified function from the event, so that the function stops receiving notifications when the event fires.

doScroll

Note   doScroll is no longer supported. Starting with IE11, use scrollLeft or scrollTop. For info, see Compatibility changes.

Simulates a click on a scroll bar component.

dragDrop

Initiates a drag event.

fireEvent

Fires a specified event on the object.

getAdjacentText

Returns the adjacent text string.

getAttribute

Retrieves the value of the specified attribute.

getAttributeNode

Retrieves an attribute object referenced by the attribute.name property.

getAttributeNodeNS

Gets an attribute object that matches the specified namespace and name.

getAttributeNS

Gets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

getElementsByClassName

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the value of the class attribute.

getElementsByTagName

Retrieves a collection of objects based on the specified element name.

getElementsByTagNameNS

Gets a collection of objects that are based on the specified element names within a specified namespace.

hasAttribute

Determines whether an attribute with the specified name exists.

hasAttributeNS

Determines whether an attribute that has the specified namespace and name exists.

hasAttributes

Determines whether one or more attributes exist for the object.

hasChildNodes

Returns a value that indicates whether the object has children.

insertAdjacentElement

Inserts an element at the specified location.

insertAdjacentHTML

Inserts the given HTML text into the element at the location.

insertAdjacentText

Inserts the given text into the element at the specified location.

mergeAttributes

Copies all read/write attributes to the specified element.

msMatchesSelector

Determines whether an object matches the specified selector.

normalize

Merges adjacent DOM objects to produce a normalized document object model.

releaseCapture

Removes mouse capture from the object in the current document.

removeAttribute

Removes an attribute from an object.

removeAttributeNode

Removes an attribute object from the object.

removeAttributeNS

Removes the specified attribute from the object.

removeBehavior

Detaches a behavior from the element.

removeNode

Removes the object from the document hierarchy.

replaceAdjacentText

Replaces the text adjacent to the element.

replaceNode

Replaces the object with another element.

scrollIntoView

Causes the object to scroll into view, aligning it either at the top or bottom of the window.

setActive

Sets the object as active without setting focus to the object.

setAttribute

Sets the value of the specified attribute.

setAttributeNode

Sets an attribute object node as part of the object.

setAttributeNodeNS

Sets an attribute object as part of the object.

setAttributeNS

Sets the value of the specified attribute within the specified namespace.

setCapture

Sets the mouse capture to the object that belongs to the current document.

swapNode

Exchanges the location of two objects in the document hierarchy.

 

Properties

The br object has these properties.

PropertyAccess typeDescription

animation

Read/write

Specifies shorthand values that define animation properties for object properties identified in the @keyframes at-rule of the animations-name property.

animationDelay

Read/write

Specifies the offset within an animation cycle (the amount of time from the start of a cycle) before the animation is displayed for a set of corresponding object properties identified in the CSS @keyframes at-rule specified by the animation-name property.

animationDirection

Read/write

Specifies the direction of play for an animation cycle.

animationDuration

Read/write

Specifies the length of time to complete one cycle of the animation.

animationFillMode

Read/write

Specifies whether the effects of an animation are visible before or after it plays.

animationIterationCount

Read/write

Specifies the number of times an animation cycle is played.

animationName

Read/write

Identifies one or more animation names. An animation name selects a CSS @keyframes at-rule.

animationPlayState

Read/write

Specifies whether an animation is playing or paused.

animationTimingFunction

Read/write

Specifies the intermediate property values to be used during a single cycle of an animation on a set of corresponding object properties identified in the CSS @keyframes at-rule specified by the animation-name property.

attributes

Retrieves a collection of attributes of the object.

backfaceVisibility

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the back face (reverse side) of an object is visible.

canHaveChildren

Gets a value indicating whether the object can contain child objects.

canHaveHTML

Retrieves the value indicating whether the object can contain rich HTML markup.

className

Sets or retrieves the class of the object.

constructor

Returns a reference to the constructor of an object.

id

Sets or retrieves the string identifying the object.

innerHTML

Sets or retrieves the HTML between the start and end tags of the object.

innerText

Sets or retrieves the text between the start and end tags of the object.

isContentEditable

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can edit the contents of the object.

isDisabled

Gets the value that indicates whether the user can interact with the object.

isMultiLine

Retrieves the value indicating whether the content of the object contains one or more lines.

isTextEdit

Retrieves whether a TextRange object can be created using the object.

lang

Sets or retrieves the language to use.

language

Sets or retrieves the language in which the current script is written.

Note  This has been superceded by the type attribute for the script element. If you are using javascript alone, you don't need to specify a type or language with the script element.

msGridColumn

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that specifies in which column of the grid to place the object.

msGridColumnAlign

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that specifies the horizontal alignment of the object within the grid column.

msGridColumns

Read/write

Gets or sets one or more values that specify the width of each grid column within the object.

msGridColumnSpan

Read-only

Gets or sets a value that specifies the number of columns of the grid that the object spans.

msGridRow

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that specifies in which row of the grid to place the object.

msGridRowAlign

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that specifies the vertical alignment of the object within the grid row.

msGridRows

Read/write

Gets or sets one or more values that specify the height of each grid row within the object.

msGridRowSpan

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that specifies the number of rows of the grid that the object spans.

nextSibling

Retrieves a reference to the next child of the parent for the object.

nodeName

Gets the name of a particular type of node.

nodeType

Retrieves the type of the requested node.

nodeValue

Gets or sets the value of a node.

offsetHeight

Retrieves the height of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

offsetLeft

Retrieves the calculated left position of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

offsetParent

Retrieves a reference to the container object that defines the offsetTop and offsetLeft properties of the object.

offsetTop

Retrieves the calculated top position of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

offsetWidth

Retrieves the width of the object relative to the layout or coordinate parent, as specified by the offsetParent property.

outerHTML

Sets or retrieves the object and its content in HTML.

outerText

Sets or retrieves the text of the object.

ownerDocument

Retrieves the document object associated with the node.

parentElement

Retrieves the parent object in the object hierarchy.

parentNode

Retrieves the parent object in the document hierarchy.

parentTextEdit

Retrieves the container object in the document hierarchy that can be used to create a TextRange containing the original object.

perspective

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that represents the perspective from which all child elements of the object are viewed.

perspectiveOrigin

Read/write

Gets or sets one or two values that represent the origin (the vanishing point for the 3-D space) of an object with an perspective property declaration.

previousSibling

Gets a reference to the previous child of the parent for the object.

readyState

Retrieves the current state of the object.

recordNumber

Retrieves the ordinal record from the data set that generated the object.

role

Sets or retrieves the role for this element.

scopeName

Gets the namespace defined for the element.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

sourceIndex

Retrieves the ordinal position of the object, in source order, as the object appears in the document's all collection.

style

Sets an inline style for the element.

tagName

Retrieves the tag name of the object.

tagUrn

Sets or gets the URN specified in the namespace declaration.

This property is not supported for Windows Store apps using JavaScript.

title

Sets or retrieves advisory information (a ToolTip) for the object.

transformStyle

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that specifies how child elements of the object are rendered in 3-D space.

transition

Read/write

Gets or sets one or more shorthand values that specify the transition properties for a set of corresponding object properties identified in the transition-property property.

transitionDelay

Read/write

Gets or sets one or more values that specify the offset within a transition (the amount of time from the start of a transition) before the transition is displayed for a set of corresponding object properties identified in the transition property.

transitionDuration

Read/write

Gets or sets one or more values that specify the durations of transitions on a set of corresponding object properties identified in the transition-property property.

transitionProperty

Read/write

Gets or sets a value that identifies the CSS property name or names to which the transition effect (defined by the transition-duration, transition-timing-function, and transition-delay properties) is applied when a new property value is specified.

transitionTimingFunction

Read/write

Gets or sets one or more values that specify the intermediate property values to be used during a transition on a set of corresponding object properties identified in the transition-property property.

uniqueID

Retrieves an autogenerated, unique identifier for the object.

uniqueNumber

Retrieves the element's unique number.

 

Standards information

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