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dir of type
Sets or retrieves a value that indicates the reading order of the object.
Possible values are:
ltr– Default. Content flows from left to right.
rtl– Content flows from right to left.
Unless explicitly set, the dir property has no return value when accessed in script.
The dir property does not affect alphanumeric
characters in Latin documents. These characters always render ltr. However, the
property does affect punctuation characters in Latin documents. For example,
punctuation marks such as periods and question marks will render to the left of
a sentence when the dir property is set to
The value of dir property has no effect on the
orientation of coordinates for an object's positioning properties. For example,
the left property and the right property perform the same placement
in both cases. However, when both the left and right properties
are specified, the left property takes precedence when the dir
property is set to
ltr. Likewise, the right
property takes precedence when the dir property is set to rtl.
This is a DOM attribute only.
This attribute extends the HTMLDocument interface.