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HTML dir tag and element

1. HTML dir element is used to create multi-column directory lists.

2. This element is deprecated.

Syntax

<dir>
<li>List item one</li>
<li>List item two </li>
..................................
</dir>

Category

HTML dir element is a part of HTML Lists.

Whether both start and end tags are required

Yes.

Can contain

HTML dir element can contain one or more li elements that cannot contain block level elements.

Can reside within

HTML dir element can reside within APPLET, BLOCKQUOTE, BODY, BUTTON, CENTER, DD, DEL, DIV, FIELDSET, FORM, IFRAME, INS, LI, MAP, NOFRAMES, NOSCRIPT, OBJECT, TD, TH.

Attributes

Attributes specific to this element

None.

Identifiers

id, class.

language information and text direction

lang, dir.

Title

Title.

Style

Style.

Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 Strict, HTML 4.01 Transitional, and HTML 4.01 Frameset.

Example of using HTML dir element

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>html dir tag example</title>
</head>
<body>
<dir>
<li>HTML Lists. </li>
<li>HTML Unordered Lists.</li>
<li>HTML Ordered Lists.</li>
<li>HTML Definition Lists.</li>
</dir>
</body>
</html>

Result

html dir element

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HTML dir tag example.

Pictorial presentation

html-dir-tag

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