The Document.dir property is a DOMString representing the directionality of the text of the document, whether left to right (default) or right to left. Possible values are 'rtl', right to left, and 'ltr', left to right.


dirStr = document.dir;
document.dir = dirStr;


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Document.dir' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial specification

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes1 Yes ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes1 ? ? ?

1. Incorrect behavior before Firefox 23.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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