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HTML dialog Tag

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Published Jul 19, 2017
Updated Oct 2, 2019

HTML dialog Tag: Main Tips

  • Introduced in HTML5, dialog tag specifies an interactive dialog box.
  • You must use both opening and closing dialog tags.
  • This tag supports global attributes.

Using dialog Tags

HTML dialog tags create pop-up dialog boxes in the code:

Example
<table>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <th>Morning<dialog open>This is an open dialog window</dialog></th>
      <th>Day</th>
      <th>Evening</th>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>8:00</td>
      <td>12:00</td>
      <td>17:00</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

open is the most commonly used attribute for this tag. When it is set, the HTML dialog box is active and available for interaction. When it is not set, the box will not be displayed.

Note: you cannot use the tabindex attribute with HTML dialog tags.

Browser support

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Chrome
37+
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Edge
-
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Firefox
53+
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IE
-
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Opera
24+
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Safari
-

Mobile browser support

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Chrome
37+
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Firefox
53+
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Opera
-
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Safari
-