HTML - <command>

The command element represents a command which the user can invoke.

Example

<command type="command" label="Save" icon="icons/save.png" onclick="save()">

Description  

The command element represents a command which the user can invoke.

Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, metadata content.
Permitted content None, it is an empty element.
Tag omission The start tag is mandatory, but, as it is a void element, the use an end tag is forbidden.
Permitted parent elements <colgroup> only, though it can be implicitly defined as its start tag is not mandatory. The <colgroup> must not have a <span> as child.
DOM interface HTMLCommandElement Obsolete since Gecko 24

Attributes

Includes the Global Attributes.

NameVersionDescription
checked Indicates whether the command is selected. Must be omitted unless the type attribute is checkbox or radio.
disabled Iindicates that the command is not available.
icon Gives a picture which represents the command.
label The name of the command as shown to the user.
radiogroup This attribute gives the name of the group of commands, with a type of radio, that will be toggled when the command itself is toggled. This attribute must be omitted unless the type attribute is radio.
type This attribute indicates the kind of command. This can be one of three values.
  • command or empty which is the default state and indicates that this is a normal command.

  • checkbox indicates that the command can be toggled using a checkbox.

  • radio indicates that the command can be toggled using a radiobutton.

Browser Compatibility  

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support No support No support No support

Specifications  

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<command>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<command>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

License

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/command