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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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<html>—The Document Element

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:

  • 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 RTL, for right-to-left text. (XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset, XHTML 1.1.)

  • lang— Specifies the base language used in the element. This applies only when the document is interpreted as HTML. (XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.0 Transitional, XHTML 1.0 Frameset, XHTML 1.1.)

  • xml:lang— Specifies the base language for the element when the document is interpreted as XML. (XHTML 1.0 ...

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