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[Bug 10809] i18n comment 3 : new attribute: submitdir

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Behdad Esfahbod <w3@behdad.org> changed:

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--- Comment #44 from Behdad Esfahbod <w3@behdad.org> 2010-11-09 20:11:27 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #43)

> 3. If you do want to specify a complete name, there is also a completely
> different alternative: pull instead of push. We could have an attribute named
> dirof, or even directionof, and its value would be the name of another control
> in the same form whose computed direction ('ltr' or 'rtl') would provide this
> control's value at submit time. For example:
> 
> <input name=foo type=text dir=auto />
> <input name=foodir directionof=foo />
> 
> The default stylesheet would make all inputs with directionof hidden by
> default. And there is no need to specify a type value for a directionof input -
> it must be text.
> 
> This way, there is no magic creation of a submission control, and no room to
> wonder where if there is or not.

I like this proposal.  Except that 1. it's a lot of typing.  2. To work best
with older browsers, you need to manually hide it anyway, so, no gain there.

Here's yet another proposal:

<input name=foo type=text xxx=xxx>

where xxx is whatever attribute name we comeup with.  What this does though, is
that it will instruct the agent to included exactly one of U+200E or U+200F at
the beginning of the submitted text, depending on the resolved direction of the
text.

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