<menu> tag

HTML <menu> tag

The <menu> tag specifies the list of commands which is used to build menus.

The menus can be context menu, list menu or toolbars.



  <li>Brahmaputra River</li>
  <li>Narmada River</li>
  <li>Godavari River</li>
  <li>Yamuna River</li>
  <li>Mahanadi River</li>
  <li>Tapti River</li>

Default CSS Values

display: block;
list-style-type: disc;
margin-top: 1em;
margin-bottom: 1em;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 0;
padding-left: 40px;

How Browser will display

BLOCK Level.

Difference between HTML4.01, XHTML and HTML5

deprecated in HTML4.1 No difference compared to HTML4 Reintroduced in HTML5.1 specification

Attributes used with <menu> tag

Attribute Description
label To define alabel name of the menu using a text.
type To display the type of menu. The menu types are -
  • popup
  • toolbar
  • context
  • Global Attributes

    The <menu> tag supports Global attributes.

    Event Attributes

    The <menu> tag supports Event attributes.

    Supporting Browsers

    menu tag supporting browsers

    Most of the browsers does not support the <menu> tag so you should avoid using it.

    Mozilla Firefox (8 and above) only supports it for context menus so it is better to use <ul> tag or <ol> tag instead.

    Related Tags

    <li>, <menuitem>, <ul> & <ol> tags.

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