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aria-busy attribute | ariaBusy property

Sets or retrieves a value indicating whether a live region is finished updating.

Internet Explorer 8



<element aria-busy="p" ... >


object.setAttribute("aria-busy",value);var value = object.getAttribute("aria-busy");


Property values

Type: String

The busy state.


The region is loading.


Default. Clear the busy state.


The region is invalid.

Standards information


Used in Roles
No role required.


This property applies to live regions in the user interface. If authors know that multiple parts of the same live region need to be loaded, they can set aria-busy to true when the first part is loaded, and then set it to false when the last part is loaded.

Note  For cross-browser compatibility, always use the WAI-ARIA attribute syntax to access and modify ARIA properties, for example object.setAttribute("aria-valuenow", newValue).

See also

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)



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