HTML5 Context Menus

HTML5 Context Menus.

One of the hidden gems within the HTML5 spec is context menus. The HTML5 context menu spec allows developers to create custom context menus for given blocks within simple menu and menuitem elements. The menu information lives right within the page so there’s no need to create a custom plugin. Let me show you how you can create your own custom context menus from basic HTML!

<section contextmenu=”mymenu”>
For the purpose of cleanliness,
I’ll put my menu inside the element that will use it


<menu type=”context” id=”mymenu”>
<menuitem label=”Refresh Post” onclick=”window.location.reload();” icon=”/images/refresh-icon.png”></menuitem>
<menuitem label=”Skip to Comments” onclick=”window.location=’#comments’;” icon=”/images/comment_icon.gif”></menuitem>
<menu label=”Share on…” icon=”/images/share_icon.gif”>
<menuitem label=”Twitter” icon=”/images/twitter_icon.gif” onclick=”goTo(‘//’ + document.title + ‘:  ‘ + window.location.href);”></menuitem>
<menuitem label=”Facebook” icon=”/images/facebook_icon16x16.gif” onclick=”goTo(‘//’ + window.location.href);”></menuitem>

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