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HTML | <input> dirname Attribute

  • Last Updated : 30 Jul, 2019

The HTML input dirname Attribute is used to enable the text direction of the input and the Textarea Field after submitting the form. The value of the dirname attribute must be the name of the input field and textarea, followed by “.dir”.

it can be used with both of the <input> and <textarea> element.

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<input name="myname" dirname="myname.dir">

Attribute Values:

  • name.dir It specify that the Text direction of the input field will be submitted.

Below Example illustrates the use of dirname attribute in input Element.


<!DOCTYPE html>
        h1 {
            color: green;
        HTML | Input dirname attribute 
    </h2> First name:
        <input type="text" 
        <input type="submit" 
        After the Submission of the form,
      the text direction of the input field
      will also be submitted.


Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML input dirname Attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera

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