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[Bug 10808] text with unknown direction gets corrupted when inserted in content with opposite direction

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Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:23:12 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10808

--- Comment #31 from Aharon Lanin <aharon.lists.lanin@gmail.com> 2010-11-04 00:23:12 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #27)
> (In reply to comment #26)
> > Comment 20 is very helpful, thanks. That's what bugs should be. :-)
> > 
> > Based on this, I agree that dir=auto is a good solution.
> > 
> > Is CSS is going to be changed so that instead of dir=rtl/dir=ltr/dir=auto
> > mapping straight to direction:ltr/direction:rtl/direction:auto we have them map
> > as follows:
> > 
> >    :ltr { direction: ltr; }
> >    :rtl { direction: rtl; }
> > 
> > ...with dir=rtl, =ltr, and =auto setting some logical flag in the markup? If
> > so, I can spec the HTML side of that.
> 
> Yes, the intention is that @dir=auto maps to 'direction:ltr' or 'direction:rtl'
> on the CSS side.
> 
> If this isn't already captured in Writing Modes or Text, it will be shortly, as
> this precise question was brought up during the FtF on Monday.

Tab, your description does not refer to :ltr and :dir, while Ian's does. You
could be talking about the same thing, but I am not sure. Could you please
spell out the exact mechanism that is being proposed?

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