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HTML <dir> Tag


The <dir> tag in HTML was used to define a directory list, typically containing a list of files or other resources. However, it’s important to note that this tag is not supported in HTML5, and its usage has been deprecated.

What to Use Instead?

Instead of the <dir> tag, you can use the <ul> tag to create unordered lists.


Example 1: Creating a List Using <ul>

Here’s an example of how you can create a list using the <ul> tag instead of the deprecated <dir> tag:

  <li>File 1</li>
  <li>File 2</li>
  <li>File 3</li>

Example 2: Reducing Line Height in a List with CSS

You can also style the list using CSS to achieve specific visual effects:

<ulstyle="line-height: 1.2;">
  <li>Resource 1</li>
  <li>Resource 2</li>
  <li>Resource 3</li>

Try it out below


Tip: Styling Lists

You can apply various CSS styles to lists to achieve different visual effects and layouts.

Browser Support

Browser Support
Chrome No
Firefox No
Safari No
Opera No


The <dir> tag is no longer supported in modern browsers, and its usage has been deprecated. Instead, you should use the <ul> tag to create unordered lists and apply CSS for styling as needed.

This approach ensures compatibility with current web standards and browsers.