<bdo>: The Bidirectional Text Override element
<bdo> HTML element overrides the current directionality of text, so that the text within is rendered in a different direction.
The text's characters are drawn from the starting point in the given direction; the individual characters' orientation is not affected (so characters don't get drawn backward, for example).
|Content categories||Flow content, phrasing content, palpable content.|
|Permitted content||Phrasing content.|
|Tag omission||None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.|
|Permitted parents||Any element that accepts phrasing content.|
|Implicit ARIA role||No corresponding role|
|Permitted ARIA roles||Any|
This element's attributes include the global attributes.
- The direction in which text should be rendered in this element's contents. Possible values are:
ltr: Indicates that the text should go in a left-to-right direction.
rtl: Indicates that the text should go in a right-to-left direction.
<!-- Switch text direction --> <p>This text will go left to right.</p> <p><bdo dir="rtl">This text will go right to left.</bdo></p>
The HTML 4 specification did not specify events for this element; they were added in XHTML. This is most likely an oversight.
|HTML Standard (HTML)|
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