Action menu dropdown

True to the name, action menu dropdowns are used to take action on a specific item within a list of items. They are always used with lists of people or on a row within a table, and are accompanied by a batch action dropdown at the top of the list.

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When to use the action menu
In general the action menu should not be used to just tuck away any link. It should be limited to internal actions (add/remove from list, delete, add/remove as a follower),or the type of actions that can be done in batch when views allow for an action menu at the top of a list (add everyone to a list, etc).

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Best practices

Accessibility

  • Indicate menu items with submenus visually and using markup. In the following example, the submenu is indicated visually by an icon and this WAI-ARIA markup:
  • aria-haspopup="true" declares that a menu item has a submenu.
  • aria-expanded="false" declares that the submenu is hidden.

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