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HTML dirname Attribute


Definition and Usage

The dirname attribute enables the submission of the text direction of the input field/textarea

The dirname attribute's value is always the name of the input field/textarea, followed by ".dir".


Applies to

The dirname attribute can be used on the following elements:

Elements Attribute
<input> dirname
<textarea> dirname

Examples

Input Example

An HTML form where the field's text direction will be submitted:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname" dirname="fname.dir">
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>
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Textarea Example

An HTML form where the field's text direction will be submitted:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  Text:
  <textarea name="explanation" dirname="explanation.dir"></textarea>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>
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Browser Support

The dirname attribute has the following browser support for each element:

Element
input Yes No No Yes Yes
textarea Yes No No Yes Yes