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HTML dir Attribute


Example

A paragraph with a right-to-left direction:

<p dir="rtl">Write this text right-to-left!</p>
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Definition and Usage

The dir attribute specifies the text direction of the element's content.


Browser Support

Attribute
dir Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

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

Attribute Values

Value Description
ltr Default. Left-to-right text direction
rtl Right-to-left text direction
auto Let the browser figure out the text direction, based on the content (only recommended if the text direction is unknown)

Related Pages

HTML Tutorial: HTML Attributes

CSS Reference: direction property

HTML DOM Reference: HTML DOM dir Property

HTML DOM Reference: Style direction Property