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HTML <textarea> dirname Attribute

❮ HTML <input> tag


An HTML form where the field's text direction will be submitted:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  <textarea name="explanation" dirname="explanation.dir"></textarea>
  <input type="submit" value="Submit">
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Definition and Usage

The dirname attribute enables the submission of the text direction of the text area.

The dirname attribute's value is always the name of the text area, followed by ".dir".

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the attribute.

dirname Yes 79.0 No Yes Yes


<textarea name="myname" dirname="myname.dir"></textarea>

Attribute Values

Value Description
name.dir Specifies that the text direction of the textarea will be submitted.

❮ HTML <input> tag