Tag <dir> HTML Reference


A directory list:


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1. Definition and Usage

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

The <dir> element is deprecated in HTML 4.01.

The <dir> tag is used to list directory titles.

2. Tips and Notes

Tip: Use CSS to style lists.

3. Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

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

4. Optional Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
compact compact Deprecated. Use styles instead.
Specifies that the list should render smaller than normal

5. Standard Attributes

The <dir> tag supports the Standard Attributes in HTML.

6. Event Attributes

The <dir> tag also supports the Standard Event Attributes in HTML.

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