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HTML <dialog> tag

The HTML <dialog> element represents a dialog box or other interactive component, such as an inspector or window.

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Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the <dialog> element:

<dialog> 37 53 24 6 not supported


The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <dialog> tag:

Attribute Description
open Indicates that the dialog is active and available for interaction. When the open attribute is not set, it shouldn't be shown to the user

Global Attributes

The <dialog> tag supports the global attributes described in HTML Global Attributes Reference

Event Attributes

The <dialog> tag supports the event attributes described in HTML Events Reference

More Examples

This example opens a pop-up dialog box when the "Open Dialog" button is clicked (using dialog.showModal() method):

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Last updated: Friday 21 Sep, 2018