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[Bug 10808] i18n comment 2 : new dir attribute value: auto, and a new attribute: autodirmethod

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--- Comment #23 from CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com> 2010-10-22 22:48:24 UTC ---


Aryeh Gregor's solution for the css and html is the one I like  "Here's my
sketch of a proposal for fixing this.  Add a new value for dir,
dir=auto.  This is logically equivalent to saying that the element doesn't have
a known direction, and the direction should be determined automatically.  In
terms of CSS, it should translate to [dir=auto] { direction: auto;
unicode-bidi: embed; "

This makes sense.  My one concern here is where there are multiple paragraphs
in input text; if they are all part of the same input I hope it will be
possible to have the value for dir be inherited from the outer input as an
option (though processing them separately should also be an option; hope we
will not need a value "inherit" for dir along with auto, rtl, ltr -- but having
dir=auto inherited from the root element could pose a problem I think if I
understand this discussion correctly . . . )

Best,

--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar@hotmail.com

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