The onkeydown property returns the onKeyDown event handler code on the current element.


element.onkeydown = event handling code


The keydown event is raised when the user presses a keyboard key.


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WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'onkeydown' in that specification.
Living Standard  

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