CORS settings attributes

In HTML5, some HTML elements which provide support for CORS, such as <img> or <video>, have a crossorigin attribute (crossOrigin property), which lets you configure the CORS requests for the element's fetched data. These attributes are enumerated, and have the following possible values:

Keyword Description
anonymous CORS requests for this element will not have the credentials flag set.
use-credentials CORS requests for this element will have the credentials flag set; this means the request will provide credentials.

By default (that is, when the attribute is not specified), CORS is not used at all. The "anonymous" keyword means that there will be no exchange of user credentials via cookies, client-side SSL certificates or HTTP authentication as described in the Terminology section of the CORS specification.

An invalid keyword and an empty string will be handled as the anonymous keyword.

Example: crossorigin with the script element

You can use the following <script> element to tell a browser to execute the script without sending user-credentials.

<script src=""


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'CORS settings attributes' in that specification.
Living Standard  
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'crossorigin' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 13 8.0 (8.0) 11 Not supported (Yes)
<video> ? 12.0 (12.0) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 8.0 (8.0) ? ? (Yes)
<video> ? 12.0 (12.0) ? ? ?

See also


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