Common attributes

The following attributes can be applied to most elements.

Attribute

Value(s)

Description

Availability

class

class_names

The class attribute specifies one or more classes to which the element belongs. Classes provide a greater level of granularity when applying styles to elements.

Multiple classes can be applied as a whitespace-separated list.

A class can be shared by multiple instances of an element.

This attribute can be applied to all elements except for <base>, <basefont>, <head>, <html>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, or <title>.

4.6 or later

dir

ltr

rtl

The dir attribute specifies the directionality of text or tables in those instances where directionality is not inherently defined. The following values are valid:

  • ltr: Text is displayed left to right.
  • rtl: Text is displayed right to left.

This attribute can be applied to all elements except for <base>, <basefont>, <bdo>, <br>, <frame>, <frameset>, <iframe>, <param>, or <script>.

4.6 or later

id

text

The id attribute specifies a unique name for an element. This attribute has several purposes:

  • it can be used as a style sheet selector
  • it can be used as a target anchor for a link
  • it can be used as a means of referring to an element in JavaScript®
  • it can be used as the name of a declared object element
  • it can be used for general processing by the browser

This attribute can be applied to all elements except for <base>, <head>, <html>, <meta>, <script>, <style>, or <title>.

4.6 or later

lang

language_code

The lang attribute specifies the base language of an element’s values and text content to allow the BlackBerry® Browser to render content more meaningfully based on language cues.

This attribute can be applied to all elements except for <base>, <basefont>, <br>, <frame>, <frameset>, <iframe>, <param>, or <script>.

4.6 or later

style

style_list

The style attribute applies an inline style to an element. Styles must be defined using the same syntax defined in the BlackBerry Browser CSS Reference.

This attribute can be applied to all elements except for <base>, <basefont>, <head>, <html>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, or <title>.

4.6 or later

title

text

The title attribute specifies annotative information about an element or its content.

This attribute can be applied to all elements except for <base>, <basefont>, <head>, <html>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, or <title>.

4.6 or later

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