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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 <menu> tag is not currently supported in any of the major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The <menu> tag defines a list/menu of commands.

The <menu> tag is used for context menus, toolbars and for listing form controls and commands.


Tips and Notes

Tip: Use CSS to style menu lists.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <menu> element was deprecated in HTML 4.01.

The <menu> element is redefined in HTML5.


Attributes

New : New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
labelNew text Specifies a visible label for the menu
typeNew popup
toolbar
Specifies which type of menu to display

Global Attributes

The <menu> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <menu> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.



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