HTML <menuitem> Tags


A context menu with different <menuitem> elements :

 <menu type="context" id="mymenu">
  <menuitem label="Refresh" onclick="window.location.reload();" icon="ico_reload.png">
  <menu label="Share on...">
    <menuitem label="Twitter" icon="ico_twitter.png"
    <menuitem label="Facebook" icon="ico_facebook.png"
  <menuitem label="Email This Page"
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Definition and Usage

The <menuitem> tag defines a command/menu item that the user can invoke from a popup menu.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<menuitem> Not supported Not supported 8.0 (only context menus) Not supported Not supported

Note : The <menuitem> tag is only supported in Firefox, and it only works for context menus.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <menuitem> tag is new in HTML5.


Attribute Value Description
checked checked Specifies that the command/menu item should be checked when the page loads. Only for type="radio" or type="checkbox"
default default Marks the command/menu item as being a default command
disabled disabled Specifies that the command/menu item should be disabled
icon URL Specifies an icon for the command/menu item
label text Required. Specifies the name of the command/menu item, as shown to the user
radiogroup groupname Specifies the name of the group of commands that will be toggled when the command/menu item itself is toggled. Only for type="radio"
type checkbox
Specifies the type of command/menu item. Default is "command"