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

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See also

  • dir global attribute