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HTML <menu> type Attribute

HTML menu Tag Reference HTML <menu> tag

Example

A toolbar with two menu buttons on it ("File" and "Edit"), each of which has a dropdown menu with a series of options:

<menu type="toolbar">
<li>
<menu label="File">
<button type="button" onclick="file_new()">New...</button>
<button type="button" onclick="file_open()">Open...</button>
<button type="button" onclick="file_save()">Save</button>
</menu>
</li>
<li>
<menu label="Edit">
<button type="button" onclick="edit_cut()">Cut</button>
<button type="button" onclick="edit_copy()">Copy</button>
<button type="button" onclick="edit_paste()">Paste</button>
</menu>
</li>
</menu>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The type attribute is not currently supported in any of the major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The type attribute specifies the type of menu.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <menu> element is redefined in HTML5, and the type attribute is new.


Syntax

<menu type="list|context|toolbar">

Attribute Values

Value Description
list Default. Specifies a list menu. A list of commands (li elements), that the user can perform or activate
context Specifies a context menu. The menu must be activated before the user can interact with the commands
toolbar Specifies a toolbar menu. Active commands, allows the user to interact with the commands immediately


HTML menu Tag Reference HTML <menu> tag

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