HTML <bdi> Tag


Isolate the usernames from the surrounding text-direction settings:

<li>User <bdi>hrefs</bdi>: 60 points</li>
<li>User <bdi>jdoe</bdi>: 80 points</li>
<li>User <bdi>إيان</bdi>: 90 points</li>

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Definition and Usage

bdi stands for Bi-directional Isolation.

The <bdi> tag isolates a part of text that might be formatted in a different direction from other text outside it.

This element is useful when embedding user-generated content with an unknown directionality.

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the element.

<bdi> 16.0 Not supported 10.0 Not supported Not supported

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <bdi> tag is new in HTML5.

Global Attributes

The <bdi> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <bdi> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

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