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HTML <menu> type Attribute

HTML menu Tag Reference HTML <menu> tag

Example

A context menu:

<menu type="context" id="mymenu">
  <menuitem label="Refresh" onclick="window.location.reload();" icon="ico_reload.png">
  </menuitem>
  <menu label="Share on...">
    <menuitem label="Twitter" icon="ico_twitter.png"
    onclick="window.open('//twitter.com/intent/tweet?text='+window.location.href);">
    </menuitem>
    <menuitem label="Facebook" icon="ico_facebook.png"
    onclick="window.open('//facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u='+window.location.href);">
    </menuitem>
  </menu>
  <menuitem label="Email This Page"
  onclick="window.location='mailto:?body='+window.location.href;"></menuitem>
</menu>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The type attribute is currently supported only in Firefox. Firefox only supports type="context".


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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