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HTML dir Tag

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Published Mar 19, 2019
Updated Oct 1, 2019

HTML dir: Main Tips

  • The HTML <dir> element represented an HTML directory listing.
  • You should use <ul> instead of the <dir> HTML for creating lists.

How dir Was Used

HTML <dir> specified an HTML directory listing just like an un-ordered list. HTML5 no longer supports this element.

Example
<dir>
  <li>HTML</li>
  <li>CSS</li>
  <li>JavaScript</li>
</dir>

compact (DEPRECATED)

It indicates that a list should be presented in a compact style. The actual results depend on the user agent. compact is not supported in HTML5.

Note: apply CSS line-height property instead.

Example
<dir compact>
  <li>HTML</li>
  <li>CSS</li>
  <li>JavaScript</li>
</dir>

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