align (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
Yes HTML 3.2
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
Full Full Full Full Full

Syntax

align=" { left | center | right | justify } "

Description

The align attribute affects the div’s content, aligning it to the "left", "right", or "center", or applying "justify" to justify the content.

This attribute is deprecated. The correct method for aligning a div is to use the CSS text-align attribute.

Example

The div below, identified as a "sidebar", will align the content inside the div to the "right" (but as this div is identified with the id attribute, CSS could—and should—be used to set the alignment):

<div id="sidebar" align="right">
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</div>

Value

The accepted values for this element are "left", "right", "center", and "justify".

If "justify" is chosen, text is adjusted so that words stick to both the left and right edges of the containing element, and the final line is left-justified. Some unsightly effects can occur when "justify" is used, as the browsers don’t have great rendering engines for this type of effect, and can cause “rivers” in blocks of text (where large gaps appear to flow down through the document).

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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Every browser listed supports this attribute.

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