align (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
Yes HTML 4.01
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

align="
{ bottom | left | middle | right | top }
"

Description

The align attribute is used to specify how the iframe sits on the page in relation to surrounding text and other elements. It is a fairly rudimentary attribute - and a very presentational one - that allows you to move the frame to the right or left, with text wrapping around accordingly (although with no surrounding white space, which generally results in quite an ugly result). You can also change the way that adjacent text aligns with the image such that the first line of the text aligns with the top, middle or bottom of the image.

Example

The align for this iframe is set to "right":

<iframe src="iframe-content.html" height="200"
width="200" frameborder="1" align="right">
<p>Your browser does not support iframes.
That kinda sucks, eh?</p>
</iframe>

Value

"bottom", "left", "middle", "right" and "top" only (default is "bottom").

Compatibility

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This attribute is now deprecated, and is highly presentational in its nature. The desired visual effects can all be achieved with CSS and, as such, this attribute shouldn’t be used—it’s presented here for informational purposes only.

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