Theoretically, the recommendation has been and still is that MENU element be rendered as a single column menu list which is more compact than a UL element.
|attribute name||possible values||meaning|
|COMPACT||COMPACT||reduced interim spacing|
Typically, browsers ignore the COMPACT attribute.
<MENU> <LI> Undo <LI> Cut <LI> Copy <LI> Paste <LI> Find <LI> Find Again </MENU>See also Examples of various list elements in HTML.
In HTML 4.0, the MENU element is deprecated in favor of the UL element; style sheets can be used to suggest features of the presentation of a list.
See general notes about list elements for a discussion of selecting between them.
The name of the element might be misleading. There is no true selection menu involved, just a display of menu keywords. To present a true selection menu you can use hyperlink anchors (A elements). See the section Using tables to represent menus.