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HTML | dir Attribute

This attribute is used to specify the text direction of the element content.

Syntax:

<element dir = "ltr|rtl|auto">

Attribute Value: This attribute contains three value which are listed below:

  • ltr: It is the default value. This value represent the text in Left-to-right text direction.
  • rtl: This value represent the text in right-to-left text direction.
  • auto: Let the browser figure out the text direction, based on the content.

Example 1:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>dir atribute</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
            h1, h2 {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>dir attribute</h2>
        <p dir="rtl">GeeksforGeeks: A 
        computer science portal for geeks</p>
    </body>
</html>

Output:



Example 2:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>dir atribute</title>
        <style>
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
            h1, h2 {
                text-align:center;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>dir attribute</h2>
        <p dir="ltr">GeeksforGeeks: A 
        computer science portal for geeks</p>
    </body>
</html>

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by dir attribute are listed below:

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera


This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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