onbegin Event (deprecated)

This page documents a feature of HTML+TIME 1.0, which was released in Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. We recommend that you migrate your content to the latest version of HTML+TIME, which implements the SMIL 2.0 Working Draft. See the Introduction to HTML+TIME overview for more information.

Fires when the timeline starts on an element.


Inline HTML <ELEMENT onbegin = "handler(event);" >
Event Property object.onbegin = handler;
attachEvent object.attachEvent( "onbegin", handler);
Named script <SCRIPT FOR = object EVENT = onbegin>

Event Information

Bubbles No
Cancels No
To invoke Set the element's begin time. The value of the element's begin time, which can depend on other elements, determines when the event actually fires.
Default action Calls the associated event handler.

Event Object Properties

Although event handlers in the DHTML Object Model do not receive parameters directly, a handler can query the event object for the following event properties.

Available Properties

srcElement Gets or sets the object that fired the event.
type Gets or sets the event name from the event object.

Refer to the specific event object for additional event properties.


This event also fires for the element when the beginElement method is invoked on it, or in response to other dependencies created by the t:BEGINWITH or t:BEGINEVENT attribute.

Applies To

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

See Also

onend, Introduction to HTML+TIME