HTML <menuitem> Tag

The <menuitem> tag contains commands/items, which could be invoked from a popup menu, defined with the <menu> tag.


The <menuitem> tag comes in pairs; the content is written between the opening (<menuitem>) and closing (</menuitem>) tags. The <menuitem> tag is nested inside the <menu> element.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
      menuitem {
        display: block;
      <menuitem>ol – ordered list</menuitem>
      <menuitem>ul – unordered list</menuitem>
      <menuitem>menu – menu</menuitem>



Attribute Value Description
checked checked Defines that the command / menu item must be checked when the page is being loaded (used only for type = "radio" and type = "checkbox").
default default Marks command/menu item as a default command.
disabled disabled Defines, that the command/menu item must be disabled.
icon icon Defines an icon for the menu /command item.
label text Defines that the command / menu item will be displayed for the user. The attribute is required.
radiogroup groupname Defines the name of grouped commands, which will be toggled when commend/menu item is toggled. Used only for type = "radio".
type checkbox
Defines the type of command/menu item. The default value is command.

The <menuitem> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

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