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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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<div>—Formatting Text Blocks

You can use the <div> element to select or enclose a block of text, usually so that you can apply styles to it. This element is supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset, and XHTML 1.1. Here are its attributes:

  • align— Deprecated. Sets the horizontal alignment of the element. Set to left (the default), right, center, or justify. (XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset.)

  • class— Gives the style class of the element. (XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset, XHTML 1.1.)

  • dir— Sets the direction of text that doesn't have an inherent direction in which you should read it, called directionally neutral text. You can set this attribute to LTR, for left-to-right text, or ...

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