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HTML Default Attribute

Oct 12, 2022
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HTML default Attribute

Definition

The default attribute, when used with the <track> element, specifies that the text track should be enabled.

Applicable Elements

The default attribute can be used with the following elements:

HTML <track> default Attribute

A <track> element is used as a child of the <audio> or <video> elements to define a text track, such as captions, subtitles, or descriptions.

The default attribute, when used with the <track> element, specifies that the text track should be enabled.

Syntax

<track default kind="captions" src="/rise-of-theskywalker.vtt" />

Usage

  • The default attribute is a boolean. If present, the audio player should use the track unless the user’s preferences indicate another track is more appropriate.
  • It can only be used on one <track> element for each <audio> or <video> elements.

Values

Values can include:

  • default

Examples

The following example shows a video that automatically displays captions when played:

<video controls
       src="/rise-of-theskywalker.mp4">
    <track default
           kind="captions"
           srclang="en"
           src="/rise-of-theskywalker.vtt" />
    Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos.
</video>

Specification

The default HTML specification for the <track> element is as follows:

Browser Support

The default attribute has the following browser support:

Desktop

ChromeEdgeFirefoxIEOperaSafari
<default>YesYesYesYesYesYes

Mobile

Android WebviewChrome AndroidFirefox AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
<default>YesYesYesUnknownUnknownYes