HTML dir tag


Description:

The <dir> tag is used to list directory titles. The HTML dir tag is used for specifying a directory list. This is very similar to <ul> tag but now this is deprecated.

Note: The <dir> tag is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

Note: The <dir> element is deprecated in HTML 4.01.

Tip: Use CSS to style lists! In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about styling lists.

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5:

The <dir> tag is not supported in HTML5, and is deprecated in HTML 4.01.

Difference between HTML and XHTML:

This tag is deprecated now

Example:

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<dir>
<li>dir</li>
<li>menu</li>
<li>ul</li>
</dir>

  • dir
  • menu
  • ul
  • Attributes:

    Attribute Value Description
    compact compact Deprecated – Specifies a compact rendering.

    Standard Attributes:

    Attribute Description
    class Document wide identifier
    dir Specifies the direction of the text
    id Document wide identifier
    title Specifies a title to associate with the element.
    style Helps to include inline casecadubf style sheet.
    lang Sets the language code.

    Event Attributes:

    Attribute Description
    onclick Script runs when a mouse click
    ondblclick Script runs when a mouse double-click
    onmousedown Script runs when mouse button is pressed
    onmouseup Script runs when mouse button is released
    onmouseover Script runs when mouse pointer moves over an element
    onmousemove Script runs when mouse pointer moves
    onmouseout Script runs when mouse pointer moves out of an element
    onkeypress Script runs when key is pressed and released
    onkeydown Script runs when key is pressed
    onkeyup Script runs when key is released
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