Subject: Re: HTML
From: Michele Davis <mdavis -at- bitstream -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 11:28:18 -0500

thank you. most helpful answer. i had already been to w3, but it didn't seem like
lang and dir had anything to do with the HR command, so I was confused. my
technical editor wanted them added to my HTML Bible 4.0 chapter that I wrote. i
guess i wasn't specific enough.


John Yunker wrote:

> Michele --
> go to They'll have the info you'll need.
> "lang" refers to the language of the text. For example, if your web page
> was in French, you would add at the beginning: <HTML lang="fr">. Basically,
> it instructs the target browser to apply French rules to the text. It can
> also be used for specific text blocks as needed. But it shouldn't be
> confused with the META charset tag.
> "dir" refers to text directionality. This becomes an issue with Arabic and
> Hebrew as they display from right to left. I can point you in the right
> direction if you want to see it in action.

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