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

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox Full support YesIE No support NoOpera ? Safari ? WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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See also

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