<input type="text" name="foo" dirname="foo.dir">
The Low Down
dirname attribute enables the submission of the directionality of the form control along with the value of the form control on form submission.
- When the user submits the form, the user agent will include two fields, the name / value pair and the dirname / direction. In the above example, the form will submit
foo=bar&foo.dir=ltr if we entered
bar as the value.
- If the user manually switches to a right-to-left writing direction and enters something in Arabic, Hebrew or other, the value of
foo.dir will be
dirname attribute is only relevant for the
search input types, and for