The dir read-only property of the Notification interface indicates the text direction of the notification, as specified in the dir option of the Notification() constructor.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers.

Syntax

var direction = Notification.dir;

Value

A DOMString specifying the text direction. Possible values are:

  • auto: adopts the browser's language setting behaviour (the default.)
  • ltr: left to right.
  • rtl : right to left.

Note: Most browsers seem to ignore explicit ltr and rtl settings, and just go with the browser-wide setting.

Examples

The following snippet fires a notification; a simple options object is created, then the notification is fired using the Notification() constructor.

var options = {
  body: 'Do you like my body?',
  dir: 'rtl'
}

var n = new Notification('Test notification',options);

n.dir // should return 'rtl'

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Notifications API
The definition of 'dir' in that specification.
Living Standard Living standard

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 5 webkit (see notes)
22
(Yes) 4.0 moz (see notes)
22
No support 25 6 (see notes)
Available in workers ? ? 41.0 (41.0) ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support ?

(Yes)

(Yes) 4.0 moz (see notes)
22
1.0.1 moz (see notes)
1.2
No support ? No support

(Yes)

Available in workers ? ? ? 41.0 (41.0) ? ? ? ? ?

Firefox OS notes

Chrome notes

Safari notes

See also

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