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HTML5 BDO tag

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<bdo> Description:

The bi-directional algorithm tag defines or alters the default algorithm used for the language and display direction.

<bdo> Web Browser Support:

<bdo> Attributes:

All attributes are optional unless indicated.

<bdo> End Tag:

</bdo> REQUIRED

<bdo> Contents:

CDATA Usually text. HTML content is typically rendered from left to right. The <bdo> tag defines the language and direction for non-English languages, especially where the direction of the content may be unclear. The following tags are valid within the <bdo> tag:
a, abbr, acronym, applet, b, basefont, bdo, big, br, button, cite, code, dfn, em, font, i, iframe, img, input, kbd, label, map, object, q, s, samp, script, select, small, span, strike, strong, sub, sup, textarea, tt, u, var

<bdo> Valid Context:

The <bdo> tag is valid within the following tags:
a, abbr, acronym, address, applet, b, bdo, big, blockquote, body, button, caption, center, cite, code, dd, del, dfn, div, dt, em, fieldset, font, form, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, i, iframe, ins, kbd, label, legend, li, noframes, noscript, object, p, pre, q, s, samp, small, span, strike, strong, sub, sup, td, th, tt, u, var

<bdo> Usage:

  • English text
    <bdo lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\">This is standard English</bdo>
     <bdo lang=\"en-US\" dir=\"ltr\">This is US English</bdo>
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  • Hebrew text
    <bdo lang=\"he\" dir=\"rtl\">something written in Hebrew</bdo>
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<bdo> Special Notes:

  • Keep in mind that this tag doesn't alter the language or direction of the text, but rather, it serves as an identifier for the text that it surrounds.
  • Be careful using this as cross-browser support isn't good.

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