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7. Formatted Lists > Directory Lists

Directory Lists

The directory list is a specialized form of unordered list. It has been deprecated in the HTML 4 and XHTML standards. We don’t recommend that you use it at all. [<ul>]

The <dir> Tag (Deprecated)

The designers of HTML originally dedicated the <dir> tag for displaying lists of files. As such, the browser, if it treats <dir> and <ul> differently at all (most don’t), expects the various list elements to be quite short, possibly no longer than 20 or so characters. Some browsers display the elements in a multicolumn format and may not use a leading bullet.

<dir>

Function

Defines a directory list

Attributes

class, dir, id, lang, onClick, onDblClick, onKeyDown,


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