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<bdo> (Bidirectional Override)

This element is used to override the current directionality of text.

Standard Syntax

class="class name(s)"
dir="ltr | rtl"
id="unique alphanumeric identifier"
lang="language code"
style="style information"
title="advisory text">

Attributes Defined by Internet Explorer

contenteditable="inherit | false | true"
disabled="false | true" (5.5)
hidefocus="true | false"
language="javascript | jscript | vbs | vbscript | xml"
unselectable="off | on"

Standard Events

onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover, onmousemove, onmouseout, onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup

Events Defined by Internet Explorer

onactivate, onafterupdate, onbeforeactivate, onbeforecopy, onbeforecut, onbeforedeactivate, onbeforeeditfocus, onbeforepaste, onbeforeupdate, onblur, oncellchange, oncontextmenu, oncontrolselect, oncopy, oncut, ondeactivate, ondrag, ondragend, ondragenter, ondragleave, ondragover, ondragstart, ondrop, onerrorupdate, onfilterchange, onfocus, onfocusin, onfocusout, onhelp, onlosecapture, onmouseenter, onmouseleave, onmousewheel, onmove, onmoveend, onmovestart, onpaste, onpropertychange, onreadystatechange, onresizeend, onresizestart, onscroll, onselectstart


<!-- Switch text direction -->
<bdo dir="rtl">
This text will go right to left if you can
find a browser that supports this element.


HTML 4, 4.01, XHTML 1.0, 1.1
Internet Explorer 5, 5.5, 6
Netscape 6, 7
Opera 7


The HTML 4 specification did not specify events for this element; they were added in XHTML. This is most likely an oversight.

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