Tab Order

Definition

Tab order is an HTML attribute that defines the order in which the focus has to switch between the page elements when using a keyboard for navigation.



Explanation

Say one of your users has a mortar disability. They can’t use a mouse. Instead, they use a keyboard to navigate through your webpage.

But when they use the tab key on the keyboard, the focus jumps randomly on your webpage. This will confuse your users. To overcome this problem tab order has to be set properly.

Tab order defines the order in which focus has to shift between the elements of the webpage. When your user presses the tab key, focus on-screen shifts according to the order defined by you.





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