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

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--- Comment #45 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-11-10 06:50:49 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #44)
> 
> 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.

That's what I was proposing earlier, but everyone seemed to think it was a
terrible idea. :-)


Regarding the other point  it's not that I want to be able to provide an
explicit name (I'd be fine even with just saying that dirname with no value
defaults to name+".dir") but that "submitdir" isn't understood. "dirname" is
certainly not ideal, but it has the advantage of precedent  "dir" and "name"
are the two attributes most closely related to what we're doing here.

I'm certainly open to better names, but people think "submitdir" means "the
directory you submit to" (similar to "action"; someone even suggested renaming
it "actiondir"), so that's just not going to fly. It's unclear what you would
misinterpret dirname="foodir" as being, if you didn't know what it was. Not
knowing what it is far less of a problem than being confident that it is
something different than what it really is.

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