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Re: [HTML5] i18n comment 4: Add rlo and lro values to dir

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 21:43:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: ishida@w3.org
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org, public-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804252140370.21650@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 ishida@w3.org wrote:
> Comment 4
> At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0802-html5/
> 
> Comment: Please consider allowing two new attribute values for the 
> \"dir\" attribute: \'rlo\' and \'lro\'for dir. You do not need to remove 
> the bdo element, but the new values will allow content authors to 
> proceed to a scenario we described in the ITS 1.0 specification 
> [http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/REC-its-20070403/#directionality], It will 
> also provide some additional power to the authors, since they will be 
> able to attach dir=\"lro\" to a block element.

Could you elaborate on the use case here? Why would this be better than 
the <bdo> element? Is the improvement enough to warrant the cost?

I looked at the ITS spec but could not see any reason to encourage authors 
to do block-level direction overriding.

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