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HTML <dialog> Tag


Example

Using the <dialog> element:

<table>
<tr>
  <th>January <dialog open>This is an open dialog window</dialog></th>
  <th>February</th>
  <th>March</th>
</tr>
<tr>
  <td>31</td>
  <td>28</td>
  <td>31</td>
</tr>
</table>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The <dialog> tag is currently only supported in Chrome Canary, and Safari 6.

Note: Even though the <dialog> element is supported in Chrome Canary, you must enable a flag to use it. Write chrome://flags in your address bar and enable the "Enable experimental Web Platform features" flag. Once this is enabled, you must restart the browser for the change to take effect.


Definition and Usage

The <dialog> tag defines a dialog box or window.

The <dialog> element makes it easy to create popup dialogs and modals on a web page.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <dialog> tag is new in HTML5.


Attributes

New : New in HTML5.

Attribute Value Description
openNew open Specifies that the dialog element is active and that the user can interact with it

Global Attributes

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


Event Attributes

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



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