HTML5 Reference

HTML <dialog> tag

Definition

The <dialog> tag represents part of a HTML document that the user can interact with.

The <dialog> tag was introduced in HTML5.

Examples


<dialog>closed dialog window</dialog>
<dialog open>open dialog window</dialog>
closed dialog window open dialog window

Attributes

The following attributes can be used with the <dialog> tag.


<dialog> Specific Attributes
Attribute Value Description Example
openempty string or openSpecifies whether the information in the <dialog> tag is open or closed.

<dialog open>Dialog text</dialog>
<dialog open="open">Dialog text</dialog>
<dialog> Global Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Common
classSpecifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.

<dialog class="name">Dialog text</dialog>
idSpecifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.

<dialog id="name">Dialog text</dialog>
styleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<dialog style="color:red;">Dialog text</dialog>
titleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<dialog title="Content info">Dialog text</dialog>
Keyboard
accesskeySpecifies a keyboard shortcut to associate with the element.

<dialog accesskey="a">Dialog text</dialog>
tabindexSpecifies a tab order for the element.

DO NOT USE 
Language
dirSpecifies the directional flow of the content.

<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<dialog dir="ltr">Dialog text</dialog>
<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<dialog dir="rtl">Dialog text</dialog>
langSpecifies a language code for the content of the element.

<dialog lang="en">Dialog text</dialog>
spellcheckSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited/browser specific. -->
<dialog spellcheck="true">Dialog text</dialog> 
translateSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<!-- Valid values yes and no. -->
<!-- Default yes. -->
<dialog translate="no">Dialog text</dialog> 
Miscellaneous
contenteditableSpecifies whether the content of the element is editable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited. -->
<dialog contenteditable="true">Dialog text</dialog> 
draggableSpecifies whether the element is draggable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default browser specific. -->
<dialog draggable="true">Dialog text</dialog>
hiddenSpecifies whether the element is not yet, or no longer, relevant.

<!-- Valid values an empty string or hidden -->
<dialog hidden>Dialog text</dialog> 
<dialog hidden="hidden">Dialog text</dialog> 
<dialog> Event Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Document Element
oncopyThe script to be run when the user copies the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oncopy="go()">Dialog text</dialog> 
oncutThe script to be run when the user cuts the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oncut="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onpasteThe script to be run when the user pastes some content into an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onpaste="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
Drag and Drop
ondragThe script to be run when an element is dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondrag="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondragendThe script to be run when an element has stopped being dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondragend="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondragenterThe script to be run when an element has been dragged to a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondragenter="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondragleaveThe script to be run when an element leaves a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondragleave="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondragoverThe script to be run when an element is being dragged over a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondragover="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondragstartThe script to be run at the start of a drag operation.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondragstart="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondropThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondrop="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
Form
onblurThe script to be run when the element loses focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onblur="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onchangeThe script to be run when object changed and attempt to leave field.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onchange="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
oncontextmenuThe script to be run when a context menu is triggered.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oncontextmenu="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onfocusThe script to be run when the element gets focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onfocus="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
oninputThe script to be run when an element gets user input.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oninput="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
oninvalidThe script to be run when an element is invalid.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oninvalid="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onresetThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onreset="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onselectThe script to be run when some or all of the contents of an object are selected.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onselect="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onsubmitThe script to be run when a form is submitted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onsubmit="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
Keyboard
onkeydownThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onkeydown="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onkeypressThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onkeypress="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onkeyupThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onkeyup="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
Media
onabortThe script code to be run on abort.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onabort="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
oncanplayThe script to be run when a file has buffered enough so it is ready to start playing.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oncanplay="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
oncanplaythroughThe script to be run when a file can be played all the way to the end without further need of buffering.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oncanplaythrough="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
oncuechangeThe script to be run when the cue changes when using the track element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog oncuechange="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondurationchangeThe script to be run when the length of the media is changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondurationchange="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onemptiedThe script to be run when a media resource element suddenly becomes empty, usually due to an error.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onemptied="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onendedThe script to be run when the media has reach the end.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onended="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onloadeddataThe script to be run when media data is loaded and playback can start.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onloadeddata="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onloadedmetadataThe script to be run when metadata has been loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onloadedmetadata="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onloadstartThe script to be run whenthe media resource has started loading.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onloadstart="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onpauseThe script to be run when the media resource has been paused.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onpause="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onplayThe script to be run when the media resource starts playback.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onplay="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onplayingThe script to be run when when playback has already begun.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onplaying="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onprogressThe script to be run when the browser is fetching the media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onprogress="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onratechangeThe script to be run when the playback rate changes.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onratechange="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onseekedThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to false indicating that seeking has finished.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onseeked="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onseekingThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to true indicating that seeking is currently active.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onseeking="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onstalledThe script to be run when the browser is unable to continue fetching media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onstalled="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onsuspendThe script to be run when media data has stopped before being completely loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onsuspend="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ontimeupdateThe script to be run when the media resources current playback position has changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ontimeupdate="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onvolumechangeThe script to be run when the volume has changed or been muted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onvolumechange="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onwaitingThe script to be run when the media resource has paused but is expected to resume.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onwaiting="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
Mouse
onclickThe script to be run when when a mouse is clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onclick="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
ondblclickThe script to be run when a mouse is double clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog ondblclick="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onmousedownThe script to be run when he mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onmousedown="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onmousemoveThe script to be run when the mouse button is moved.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onmousemove="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onmouseoutThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onmouseout="go()">Dialog text</dialog>>
onmouseoverThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onmouseover="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onmouseupThe script to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onmouseup="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
onwheelThe script to be run when the mouse wheel rolls up or down over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onwheel="go()">Dialog text</dialog>
Scroll
onscrollThe script code to be run when the scrollbar of an element is being scrolled.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<dialog onscroll="go()">Dialog text</dialog> 
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