HTML 4 bdo Tag

Also see HTML5 <bdo> Tag.

This page contains information about the HTML 4 version of this element. For a more up to date version, see HTML5 <bdo> Tag.

The HTML bdo tag is used for overriding the text direction.

This can be useful when displaying hebrew, arabic, and other languages/scripts that are written from right to left.



Attributes specific to this tag:
dirSpecifies the direction of the text:
  • ltr: Left to right
  • rtl: Right to left
Other Attributes:
classDocument wide identifier.
idDocument wide identifier
langLanguage code
titleSpecifies a title to associate with the element. Many browsers will display this when the cursor hovers over the element (similar to a "tool tip").
styleInline style (CSS)

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HTML5 Tags

The information on this page is based on HTML version 4.01. Most modern browsers now support HTML5, which is the next version of HTML after HTML 4.01.

See HTML5 <bdo> Tag for the HTML5 version of the above element.

Also see this list of HTML 5 tags for the latest version of HTML.