HTML tag

HTML tag stands for "bidirectional override" which is used to overrides the current/default text direction. This tag sets the direction of content within it to render on browser from left to right or right to left.

The tag is useful for the languages which are written from right to left such as Arabic and Hebrew.


Following are some specifications about the tag

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Start tag/End tag Both start and End tag
Usage textual


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Tag-specific attributes

Attribute Value Description
ltr Defines the directionality from left to right.
rtl Defines the directionality from right to left.

Global Attributes

The tag supports the Global attribute in HTML.

Event Attributes

The tag supports the Event attribute in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Element chrome browser Chrome ie browser IE firefox browser Firefox opera browser Opera safari browser Safari
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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