HTML <command> Tag

This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.


The <command> HTML element represents a command which the user can invoke. Commands are often used as part of a context menu or toolbar. However, they can be used anywhere on the page.


Permitted Parents
Any block, inline and text
Start/End Tags
Start tag: required, End tag: forbidden


<menu><command type="command" label="Save">Save</command></menu>


Attribute Definition
checked Specifies that the command should be checked when the page loads. Only for type="radio" or type="checkbox"
disabled Specifies that the command should be disabled
icon Specifies an image that represents the command
label Required. Specifies the name of the command, as shown to the user
radiogroup Specifies the name of the group of commands that will be toggled when the command itself is toggled. Only for type="radio"
type Specifies the type of command

Global Attributes

The <command> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML5

Event Attributes

The <command> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML5

Browser Support

Explorer Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Android Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 6th December 2019