HTML <bdi> tag

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML bdi tagWhen writing in HTML, the <bdi> tag (which stands for bidirectional isolation tag) is an inline element used to confine text that may be formatted in a different direction that other text on a web page. It is useful when you want to insert text with an unknown direction into text with a specific direction. A good example of text with an unknown direction is that contained in a database.


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair. While the <bdi> tag does not have any unique attributes, it does utilize all of the standard attributes.


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