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Daniele Fusari
Daniele Fusari
40,669 Points

Is there an HTML "eg open", attribute for .showModal()

Is there an attribute like open. That opens it the same as .showModal()
.show() = open .showModal() = attribute?

1 Answer

Alan Brown
Alan Brown
20,382 Points

Not sure of the context here. But this would depend on whether you are using a dialog element in your html, or rolling your own modal (with divs).

The dialog element has an open property. Read about it here https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/dialog

When rolling your own (and for whatever reason are choosing to not use dialog) it is pretty common to store state on the element with either a data attribute (eg: data-open) or a class (eg: is-open or is-active). You would then manually update the state whenever you call functions to open or close the modal.