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HTML | dir Attribute
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 20 Oct, 2020

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 attribute</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 attribute</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
  • Opera
  • Safari

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