t:AUTOREVERSE Attribute | autoReverse Property (deprecated)

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Sets or gets whether the timeline on an element immediately begins playing in reverse after completing in the forward direction.


Scripting [ bReverse = ] object.autoReverse

Possible Values

bReverse A boolean that specifies or receives one of the following values.
Timeline plays in the forward direction until it completes, and then it immediately plays in the reverse direction.
Default. Timeline does not play in the reverse direction after it finishes playing in the forward direction.

The property is read/write. The property has a default value of false.


On some systems, this attribute is referred to as "Play forward, then backward." The property cannot be modified in script after the onload event fires on the document body.

By setting autoReverse to true on a video element, that element is frozen on the frame where the reverse occurred; that is, the last frame that played.

Audio files do not play in reverse, they end.

Applies To

t:AUDIO, t:IMG, t:MEDIA, t:PAR, t:SEQ, time, t:VIDEO

See Also

Introduction to HTML+TIME