ruby-position Attribute | rubyPosition Property

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Sets or retrieves the position of the ruby text specified by the rt object.


HTML { ruby-position : sRubyPlacement } [ = sRubyPlacement ]

Possible Values

sRubyPlacementString that specifies or receives one of the following values:
aboveDefault. Ruby text is positioned above the base text.
inlineRuby text is positioned inline with the base text.

The property is read/write for all objects except the following, for which it is read-only: currentStyle. The property has a default value of above. The Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) attribute is not inherited.

Expressions can be used in place of the preceding value(s), as of Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5. For more information, see About Dynamic Properties.


The rubyPosition property specifies the position of the ruby text defined by the rt object, and is set on the ruby object.


This example uses the ruby-position attribute and the rubyPosition property to set the position of the ruby text. It uses an inline style sheet to set the ruby-position attribute to inline.

<RUBY ID=oRuby STYLE = "ruby-position: inline">
Ruby base.
<RT>Ruby text.
TYPE=button VALUE="Above"
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Standards Information

This property is defined in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Level 3 (CSS3) Non-Microsoft link.

Applies To

currentStyle, RUBY, runtimeStyle, style

See Also

rubyAlign, rubyOverhang