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[Bug 10807] i18n comment 1 : new attribute: ubi

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Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #16 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2010-10-18 18:22:13 UTC ---
Use-cases seem to be:

1) You're outputting a short inline string that's a logical unit and should not
mix up the directionality of adjacent inline things.  E.g., the pizza review
example given.  This can currently be fixed only by inserting magic invisible
characters, which are hard to produce or see with normal text editors.

2) You're outputting a block of text (or maybe even a <textarea>) that might
contain RTL text, LTR, or a mix -- you don't know.  If you let it inherit LTR
directionality from the page, RTL paragraphs will look very weird:

HEBREW TEXT!

should display as

!TXET WERBEH

but actually displays as

TXET WERBEH!

This effect is even worse for inputs and textareas, where your cursor jumps
between the beginning and end of the text as you type depending on whether the
character you just typed is RTL, LTR, or neither.


This bug deals with a solution to use-case 1.  Bug 10808 deals with use-case 2.

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